Hyeongyu Oh left buzzing with new Celtic fan chant

By John McGinley

February 14, 2023

South Korean striker Hyeongyu Oh has been reacting to his first goal for Celtic and the response of supporters at the stadium on Saturday.

Oh banged in a poacher’s effort from a saved Callum McGregor shot after coming off the bench for the Bhoys against St Mirren in the Scottish Cup, contributing to a 5-1 victory.

The celebration was euphoric and he was immediately anointed with a new Celtic fan chant, with thousands of supporters singing his name to the tune of Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes.

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Speaking to The Glasgow Times, Oh said of the moment: “I saw that Callum was going to shoot. I expected that there would be a rebound, felt that there would be a chance for me. Fortunately, I took that chance to score the goal.

“In terms of my emotions, this was the moment I’ve been dreaming about my whole life. I’m so happy to share this moment with my fans and my team-mates.

“I was so happy to hear the fans singing, so happy to hear that they already have a song for me with my last name. My aim now is to try my best to make sure our fans can sing that song very often. That would be wonderful.

“I think it was very important for me to score so soon, especially after coming on in the game. As a striker, I tried to stay calm and not be nervous. Maybe I can try the same approach in every game now. But it is easier now that I have scored for Celtic.”

Oh is now a contender to make his first start for the Bhoys against Aberdeen this weekend, also telling reporters he will be ready if called upon by Ange Postecoglou.

Kyogo Furuhashi is unlikely to be risked ahead of the Scottish League Cup final after a shoulder injury and Oh may feature. Daizen Maeda could also be played through the middle instead.

Either way, the South Korean is likely to get more minutes and the chance to continue to build a positive relationship with the Celtic support.

In other news, Celtic coach John Kennedy impressed with ‘blossoming’ Bhoys combination.