Now that the international break is over, Celtic fans will be keen to see their players all return from national duty with a clean bill of health.
As we discussed yesterday, it looks like Celtic trio Carl Starfelt, Sead Haksabanovic and Hyeongyu Oh will all return injury free for this weekend’s clash with Ross County. It was the Korean striker that was grabbing headlines over here after his stunning strike in the 2-1 loss to Uruguay was ruled offside by VAR.
It was a goal that impressed to Korea national boss Jurgen Klinsmann and he singled out the Celtic striker for some special praise.
When asked what he thought about the performances of Hwang Ui-jo, Cho Kyu-sung and Oh over the international break, the legendary former German striker was left impressed by the Hoops forward.
As reported by Korean outlet Dalian, Klinsmann said, “All three players are very good players. It was fun to watch them train on the field.
“I think Hyeongyu Oh in particular will be a good player. He’s hungry for goals. We’ll have to see what it looks like in the coming weeks.”
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There is no doubt that with the very limited minutes he has played for Celtic, we have seen glimpses of the kind of striker Oh can be.
At first glance, he did look like a Giakoumakis-type forward. Powerful, strong but definitely more agile around the park. His strike for Korea yesterday, although ruled offside, has shown that he also has great technique and a serious eye for goal.
So far this season, Oh has scored three for Celtic. Undoubtedly, he has the ability to score more.
The only problem he has is trying to dislodge Kyogo Furuhashi.
But at least what his performances for his national side have done is give Celtic boss, Ange Postecoglou confidence that he has a genuine, quality striker in the making as backup to Kyogo.