Now, he proudly wears his uniform number. The youngest, Oh Hyeon-kyu (22, Celtic), who is growing terribly, is aiming for a ‘keulsim’.
The national soccer team led by coach 스포츠토토Jurgen Klinsmann will play an evaluation match against Colombia at Munsu Stadium in Ulsan on the 24th. This is the debut stage for the Korean national team of coach Klinsman, who took office last month.
The point of observation is also the competition for the main striker. As manager Klinsman was a world-class striker during his playing days, attention is focused on how he will use the national team’s strikers.
Coach Klinsman also expressed expectations when the story of the striker came out, saying, “I am very positive. I have a lot of talent. I felt that I was hungry for goals.”
The options are varied. Cho Kyu-seong (Jeonbuk), who emerged as a star at the Qatar World Cup, Hwang Eui-jo (FC Seoul), who is dreaming of a revival, and Oh Hyun-kyu, who is active on the European stage, are waiting for Klinsmann’s call.
The player in the best condition is the youngest Oh Hyeon-gyu. Having landed a new home at Celtic, he has scored three goals in nine official games and is proving his competitiveness on the European stage as well.
There is also a uniform number. Oh Hyun-kyu accompanied the team as a reserve member without a uniform number at the last World Cup in Qatar, but now the situation is different. He said, “The Taegeuk mark itself is glorious. There is no number I want,” and he plans to wear number 26 along with the Taegeuk mark.
He is also full of confidence. Oh Hyun-gyu, who even lifted the League Cup trophy, said, “I had a lot of experience (in Europe) and learned a lot about football. I felt that I had grown even more than last year. I will show you a good image through this convocation.” I want to show my strengths. I want to show that I have done well at Celtic.”
Besides, both his rivals, Cho Kyu-sung and Hwang Ui-jo, are holding back. The two players played in 4 matches in the K-League side by side, but Cho Kyu-seong scored 1 goal from a penalty kick and Hwang Ui-jo scored 0 goals. This is why Oh Hyun-gyu, who has the shortest career in the national team, can expect to participate.
Meanwhile, after the match against Colombia, the national team will move to Seoul on the 28th to face Uruguay. As this two-game series is the first stage for Klinsman to raise an anchor, it is expected to be a golden opportunity to impress Klinsman.