Joe Hart shares what the Celtic squad are saying about Hyeongyu Oh; sounds excited

By John McGinley

February 3, 2023

Joe Hart has been discussing his first impressions of new Celtic signing Hyeongyu Oh in a media conference today.

Oh signed for the Bhoys last month and has already made two appearances from the bench under Ange Postecoglou and is closing in on his first start.

Hart, one of the elder statesmen in the Celtic squad likes what he sees and was asked for his initial thoughts on the South Korean striker and what he could bring to the team.

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The goalkeeper said [Celtic YouTube]: “He’s young, really enthusiastic, powerful. He’s technically good.

“Speaking to the boys, obviously we’re as much fans as anyone else when you talk about a new signing. Sometimes you take your teammate hat off and discuss people. I know the boys have mentioned how sharp he is and how tough he is to keep a hold of.

“We don’t get a huge opportunity to train too much at the moment with the game schedule, but I think he’s really going to bring something special to the club. Kyogo has been fantastic but with the number of games and opportunities he’ll get, I think big Oh will get to show his true colours and bring something to the table.”

It’s obviously very early days for the new signing and no firm judgements will be being made by anyone yet. But it’s easy to see that the 21-year-old is ready to compete for minutes in a Celtic shirt.

Kyogo has played a lot of football in recent months and with the Bhoys remaining in three competitions at the tail-end of the season, he will need to be rotated out at some stage.

With Oh impressive in training, we might not have to wait too long until we see him in action making his full starting debut.

In other news, Darren O’Dea singles Ben Summers out for praise in Celtic B loss to Blackburn.