Despite only appearing from the bench in both of South Korea’s March friendlies, Oh was a standout.
The striker clinically had the ball in the back of the net against Uruguay after tremendously taking it in and turning with it however he was adjudged to have been offside.
Nevertheless, he was still singled out for praise by manager Jurgen Klinsmann.
The German, who was appointed South Korea boss at the end of February, was full of praise for Oh, telling South Korean outlet Dailian:
“IT WAS FUN TO WATCH THEM TRAIN ON THE PLAYGROUND. I think Oh Hyun-gyu will be a good player in particular. He has a hunger for goals.”
For Oh to get such acclaim from his own international manager is only positive and it will assuredly boost his confidence.
In addition, it cannot be said what Klinsmann is saying is incorrect as in his short time at Celtic so far, Oh has shown a fair few glimpses of his top talent and killer striking instincts.
In the final game prior to the international break, it was he who put the Hoops in front inside the final ten minutes with a powerfully accurate header that made it 2-1.
This goal was a crucial one and it will undoubtedly be the first of many vital strikes from the South Korean in green and white.
At just 21 years of age, Oh still does have a long way to go although right now, he is in good stead to carry on rising and progressing.