Oh Hyeong-gyu has revealed how he prepared to make the switch to Glasgow. 

The 21-year-old forward seems like a very mature young man having already completed his military service in his homeland. 

He was keen and eager to make the move to Celtic happen and now he is here, the South Korean international has spoken about what he did to prepare him for life in Glasgow. 

In the past, Celtic have had only two South Korean players in the form of Ki Sung-yueng and Cha Du-ri but Oh did admit that he remembers watching both his fellow countrymen on television as a boy. 

He now wants to emulate them and impress the supporters and just can’t wait to get started to repay the faith show in him by manager Ange Postecoglou. 

Even though he won’t be a stick on to start every match for the Premiership leaders, he is fully aware of the environment in which he is walking into and will be happy to compete against Kyogo Furuhashi to be the clubs top striker. 

It could be possible that he may be handed his debut at Tannadice and he would love nothing more than to get involved right away. 

“I’m fit and ready to play. I have a winning mentality. I never like to lose. I enjoy the pressure of winning,” said Oh as quoted by the Daily Record. 

“I want to give a good impression on my debut and make it a match that no one will be able to forget. The manager showed a lot of faith in me to bring me here, and I want to pay him back by scoring lots of goals.” 

One of the main reasons why he is so excited to get started is after checking out some clips of the support at Celtic Park which he is looking forward to playing in front of. 

“From the moment I heard the offer, I always dreamed about coming over to Celtic and I was looking forward to meeting the fans.

“I have watched Celtic matches. I think the manager’s strategy is the same as mine. I like to chase the ball.

“The fans here are also very enthusiastic and that is also something I am looking forward to experiencing for myself. I saw their reaction to goals being scored and that made my heart beat fast.

“I believe I can bring something to the team and the club. I am a striker and believe I can prove myself by scoring goals. But I will also work hard to help the defence as well.”

He certainly says the right things off the park and if he can perform on it, will become an integral part of the team. 


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