Rookie striker Oh Hyun-gyu (Celtic) shook the opponent’s net with a wonderful turning shot, but swallowed regret with an offside decision.
Korea, led by new coach Jurgen Klinsmann 스포츠토토(Germany), lost 1-2 in an evaluation match against Uruguay held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8:00 pm on the 28th.
Coach Klinsman aimed for his first victory in his A-match debut against Uruguay, his first opponent in the group stage of the Qatar World Cup last year, but it did not go as he intended. The World Cup was tied 0-0.
Oh Hyeon-gyu was put in in place of Hwang Eui-jo (Seoul) in the 25th minute of the second half.
Oh Hyun-kyu, who stepped on the ground in place of Cho Kyu-seong (Jeonbuk) in the 15th minute of the second half in the evaluation match against Colombia on the 24th, shook the defense with reckless movements.
In the 38th minute of the second half when the score was trailing 1-2, Lee Kang-in (Mallorca) passed and Oh Hyun-kyu caught the ball in front of the penalty box and scored Uruguay’s net with a wonderful right-footed turning shot. The breathing of the youngest members born in 2001 stood out.
Enjoying the joy with a hot goal ceremony, he made a strong impression on coach Klinsman, a world-class striker.
However, Oh Hyun-gyu’s goal was canceled after it was ruled offside through video review (VAR). Earlier, in the 27th minute of the second half, the goal was canceled through VAR, which was very disappointing.
In the end, Klinsmanho couldn’t score an equalizer and lost unfortunately.
However, Oh Hyeon-gyu came on as a substitute in two consecutive games and was clearly given a chance by coach Klinsman. He didn’t score a goal, but he left an impression with his powerful play and great shooting.
Considering that he accompanied him as the reserve 27th player at the 2022 Qatar World Cup last year, Oh Hyun-kyu’s position in the national team has changed remarkably.
Oh Hyun-kyu did not make it to the final entry (26 players) at the Qatar World Cup, but joined Bento as the ’27th Taegeuk Warrior’. It is an offensive alternative resource that then coach Paulo Bento took to Qatar in case of an unexpected situation.
This is because Son Heung-min (Tottenham) suffered a major injury called an orbital fracture about two weeks before the opening of the World Cup and underwent surgery, so he needed a card in case of emergency.
Oh Hyun-gyu silently sweated as his teammates’ training partner in a training suit without a uniform at the World Cup. After the World Cup, he moved to Celtic, a prestigious club in Scotland, and drew attention.
After moving to Celtic, he has scored three goals, including two in the league, and has raised expectations in the national team this time. Along with Hwang Eui-jo and Cho Kyu-seong, he also ignited a striker competition.
Although his A-match debut goal was postponed to the next, it was Oh Hyun-kyu, who was strong with ‘uniform number 26’.