Oh Hyun-gyu held a press conference to join the team and showed off his speaking skills.
Oh Hyun-gyu transferred to Celtic in Scotland on the 25th (hereafter Korean time). Celtic officially announced on the club’s homepage, “We have signed a five-year contract with Oh Hyun-kyu,” and his uniform number was 19.
Oh Hyun-gyu, who made his professional debut at Suwon Samsung in 2019, entered the European stage after four years. His transfer fee was 2.5 million pounds (approximately 4 billion won), and his annual salary was reported to be 500,000 pounds (approximately 760 million won).
Oh Hyun-kyu will challenge the ‘domestic treble’ with Celtic in the future. Celtic are leaders in the league and have landed in the League Cup final. Also, in the FA Cup, they are in the round of 16.
Oh Hyun-gyu held a press conference on the 27th. As for his impressions of joining, “It was a club I really wanted to go to, and I wanted to play in front of the fans. If I went to this club, I thought it would be a moment of realizing my dream.” “I always wanted to go to Celtic. I thought it was,” he said.
He went on to say, “Going to Europe has been my dream since childhood. The club that made that dream come true was Suwon. I thought that if I did well in Suwon, I could go to Europe. I wanted to show good interest from Celtic.” he added.
It was last September that Celtic showed interest in Oh Hyun-gyu. And at the end of a long time, Celtic was successful. Oh Hyun-gyu said, “At the time, I really wanted to go to Celtic. I had a strong desire to come, but it is true that it was not easy to come. Celtic was the club I dreamed of. However, there was a difficult process in the process. Wearing a Celtic uniform here It’s like a dream. I came to England in 2015, and that was the period that allowed me to keep dreaming until now.”
He joined Celtic as he received a lot of support from Korean and Celtic fans. He expressed his gratitude, saying, “Korean fans sent a lot of support and wished me well, and Celtic fans welcomed me.”
Regarding the Celtic transfer opportunity, he gave a perfect answer, saying, “If you are Celtic, you should go.”
Australian national coach Angie Posteglu Celtic has previously led the A-League (Brisbane/Melbourne), the Australian national team, and the J-League (Yokohama). As a result, Celtic is making good use of Asian players. Oh Hyun-gyu said, “I know that the coach was in Japan. I remember that he played good football. I think he knows the strengths of the players because he knows Asian football. I think that he will have that influence too.”먹튀검증
Regarding the transfer process, “(I) didn’t do anything special. I knew that the club and the manager really wanted me. He said, “I worked hard in my seat. It would be nice if I went, but there would have been a position in Suwon. But I’m really happy at this moment because I came like this.”
Celtic will travel to Dundee United on the 30th. Oh Hyun-gyu expressed strong confidence in his ability to play, saying, “There is no problem.
Also, “Celtic is a leading team. My strength is that I am stronger than anyone else in the penalty box. When the ball is put into the box, I will score a lot through good positioning,” he appealed to himself.
Oh Hyeon-kyu, who started training, found it difficult, but at the same time felt rewarding. “I trained yesterday, and it was very difficult. There may be some things that I haven’t adapted to here yet, but it was very difficult. I felt that I could become stronger even in difficult situations. I thought that if I adapt in the future, I can show a better figure.”
Celtic fans who watched the press conference said, “The fact that Oh Hyun-kyu wanted to play here made me feel better. I’m sure he’ll make it here”, “He looks so confident. I’m proud of him”, “He looks very honest. He’s like a team player. A great attitude will suit us well. I can’t wait to see you.”