CELTIC’S newest striker Hyeongyu Oh has admitted that the club’s fans have given him extra motivation after he got emotional celebrating the cup final victory.
Celtic ran out 2-1 winners against their rivals last month, successfully defending their League Cup title. Oh replaced Kyogo, who had scored a brace during the match, as he caused the Ibrox backline some problems, with his physical presence giving them something to think about.
Oh has impressed so far and is outperforming Giakoumakis – who he replaced – in some attacking statistics, but it’s still early days for the Korean internationalist.
Reflecting on the Cup Final, Oh stated that it was a ‘great honour’ to win the trophy with the Hoops. While admitting he was taken aback by that fans, he confessed to getting emotional after full-time while celebrating with the Celtic support.
He said: [Daily Record]
“It’s a great honour for me to win the League Cup even though I had only been here a month. It’s also been a while since I won a domestic cup, so I was very happy to win the title and play with our outstanding players.
“There isn’t much of a difference between winning a cup in Korea or Scotland because winning is winning, but I saw the stadium was split between both fans and through our supporters’ incredible songs, we were able to gain strength and win the game. That was the motivation and the reason we weren’t exhausted to the end. When we celebrated with the fans after the match, I even got a little emotional.”
Hyeongyu Oh has impressed so far and looks to be a great addition to the squad. The manager is extremely confident that the player will continue to develop and he gets used to life in Scotland, stressing he will be a “fantastic” player for the Hoops after his goal on Saturday.