Celtic striker Hyeongyu Oh has shown a lot of promise since his January move to Celtic.
Arriving in Scotland as a relatively unknown striker, Oh was brought in to replace Giorgos Giakoumakis who eventually moved to the MLS.
Oh made the headlines whilst on international duty with South Korea and he has clearly left a positive impression on the national team manager, Jurgen Klinsmann.
The former Germany striker was taking in today’s game against Kilmarnock and in a pre-match interview with Sky Sports, Klinsmann said he was looking forward to seeing Oh in action, “Well, I kind of came to Europe for ten days to see our Korean players. Obviously, I was at Spurs yesterday to see Son and now I get the chance to see a very young striker playing for Celtic.
“Even if he comes off the bench and hopefully he gets some minutes from Ange. But he’s a very special talent. I had him with me in the last two matches where we played Colombia and Uruguay two weeks ago, and he left a very, very positive impression. So I’m curious to see him here.”
When asked if he thought a move to Scotland will help Oh’s international career, the legendary striker added: “Absolutely. I mean, if you have the opportunity to play for a club like Celtic, a massive club like Celtic, it is not easy for young players. Obviously, he’s fighting for minutes, but it’s a big learning curve.
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“And I can only recommend young players to come to Europe and give it a try. Give it their best and then see where it goes.”
As it happened, Oh got 45 minutes as he came on as a second-half substitute. Apart from a half chance midway through the second half, the Korean didn’t really have much of an impact in the game.
But in fairness to him, that was mainly due to Kilmarnock flooding the midfield and Celtic not hitting the heights of that incredible first-half performance.
I don’t think Klinsmann will be too disheartened by what he saw at Rugby Park as, clearly, Oh has left an extremely positive impression on the German already.