Ange shares Hyeongyu Oh's brilliant Celtic training intent after 10,000-mile round trip

By John McGinley

April 1, 2023

Hyeongyu Oh returned to Glasgow on Thursday and immediately visited the Celtic training centre at Lennoxtown to ‘blow the cobwebs’ off his mammoth trip from Asia, Ange Postecoglou has revealed.

Oh travelled over 5,000 miles to join up with Jurgen Klinsmann’s South Korea squad in Seoul for matches against Colombia and Uruguay during the international break. He earned minutes in both friendlies and even almost got on the scoresheet in the second match, but his brilliant finish was ruled out by VAR.

That game was on Tuesday and Oh was back at Celtic training as quickly as possible, after another 5,000-mile trip, to prepare for upcoming matches against Ross County and Rangers. Postecoglou has credited his resilience and intent, feeling international football can play a strong role in his development as a player.

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The Bhoys boss said [Scottish Daily Mail, 01/04 print edition page 115]: “International football is great for any young player as it exposes them to different things than the club game. He will also become stronger from a mentality side. The reports on Oh were that he did very well in both of his games and really made an impact off the bench. That is great for his development.

“This is the first time he has had to do that trip from Scotland to South Korea and it’s no easy one. I know myself that going back to Asia and coming back takes it out of you. Oh arrived back on Thursday and came back to Lennoxtown to blow the cobwebs off straight away.”

Oh comes across as a determined character who is eager to make the most of his opportunity at Celtic. Having only made one start so far, there’s still a lot more to come from him.

His goal against Hibs prior to his Korea jaunt indicated he is ready to step up and become an important member of this squad despite his move to Scotland no doubt taking some time to adjust to.

With the backing of Postecoglou and Jurgen Klinsmann, who is planning a trip to Scotland to watch him, he has every chance of reaching the potential he holds for club and country.

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