Scottish professional soccer Celtic FC Oh Hyeon-gyu (22) had a short but intense debut.
On the 30th, Oh Hyun-gyu played an away game against Dundee United in the Scottish Premiership (first division). On the 25th, Oh Hyun-kyu, who left K-League 1 Suwon Samsung for a transfer fee of 3 million euros (4 billion won) and signed a five-year contract with Celtic, was included in the replacement list four days after the transfer. In the 37th minute of the second half, he was replaced by Kyogo Furuhashi, a Japanese player, and played the ground for 13 minutes until extra time. It has been 10 years and 8 months since Cha Du-ri in 2012 that a Korean player has played in a Celtic uniform.
Oh Hyun-kyu broke through the side with unstoppable dribbling and drew the opponent’s warning. In the 5th minute of extra time in the second half, a sharp cross was raised between the goalkeeper and the defender from the right flank. In front of the opponent’s danger zone, Japanese striker Daizen Maeda rushed in and attempted a header, but failed to reach it.
The Celtic Way, a local media outlet, said, “Oh Hyun-gyu almost recorded a sensational assist at the last minute.” Fans commented “Korean Rooney” on a photo of Oh Hyun-kyu posted on Celtic social media, a reference to Wayne Rooney, an English striker with a dashing personality.메이저사이트
Celtic, who won 2-0, recorded 21 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss (64 points), widening the gap with 2nd place Rangers by 9 points. Oh Hyun-gyu held a ‘dance ceremony’ in front of the Celtic away fans, waving his hands up and down. Oh Hyun-gyu was not included in the final 26 players of the Qatar World Cup in the Korean national soccer team, but he is the ’27th player’ who helped his brothers train by participating in the tournament.
Defender Kim Min-jae (27), who is active in Italy’s Serie A Napoli, played full-time in the home game against AS Roma in Italy’s Serie A on the same day and defended a 2-1 victory. He blocked Paulo Dybala, a member of the Qatar World Cup winning team in Argentina, with a physical defense.
Head coach Jose Mourinho said, “Napoli has two strong and fast center backs. Among them, Kim Min-jae is a fantastic player.” Mourinho said before the match, “When I was coach of Tottenham, I made two or three video calls to recruit Kim Min-jae, but it ended up being canceled.”
When Kim Min-jae, who recorded only nine kicks, blocked the opponent’s attacks one after another at the end of the game, Napoli home fans chanted “KIM, KIM”. Napoli, which had 4 consecutive victories, recorded 17 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss (53 points), widening the gap with 2nd place Inter Milan by 13 points. After Diego Maradona played in 1987 and 1990, Napoli came close to winning the league title for the first time in 33 years. FiveThirty Eight, an American statistics company, predicted a 92% chance of winning Napoli.