Hyeongyu Oh asked about Ki Sung-yueng and Cha Du-ri days; reveals long Celtic relationship

By Hamish Carton

January 26, 2023

New Celtic signing Hyeongyu Oh met the media for the first time today, and had plenty of interesting things to say.

The Korean joined the Ange Postecoglou revolution yesterday, signing a five year deal after moving from Suwon Samsung Bluewings.

Today, at Celtic Park, he spoke to the broadcast and print media as well as fan media.

Speaking through an interpreter, he answered questions on various issues.

Ki and Cha were important players for Celtic / Photo by Lynne Cameron-Pool/Getty Images)

When the subject of former Korean Celtic players – Ki Sung-yueng and Cha Du-ri came up – he was keen to point out that his relationship with Celtic goes back further than the last few weeks.

“When I was a kid my father used to put the TV on when Celtic matches were on,” Oh told us.

“Every time the Korean players scored I felt as happy as the player.

“It was once my dream watching on television. Now I’m so happy I can make it real.”

Having not played competitively for several weeks, another question pondered how Oh had been keeping fit.

“I didn’t have matches but I always had training,” he said.

“Because I knew that Celtic were in the middle of the season, I tried to keep myself fit so I can be fully ready when the transfer is made.”

Photo by Han Myung-Gu/Getty Images

Finally, 67 Hail Hail were keen to find out how he’d been learning about the modern-day Celtic ahead of the move.

“First I tried to learn about the city itself, Glasgow.

“Then I tried to look up the history of Celtic, then I tried to analyse the secret of winning at this club.”

At times the answers were short, but Oh will want to do his talking on the pitch.

At 21, it’s a major move across the globe. But Ange Postecoglou clearly thinks it’s a move he can make.

Hopefully it’s not too long before we see him in action.

In other news, Moritz Jenz has been confirmed as a Schalke player