Oh Hyun-kyu’s position competitor at Celtic, Japanese national striker Kyogo Furuhashi, has a very solid position in the team. Looking at Furuhashi’s scoring pace, you can see his will to never show any gaps to competitors for his position.
Celtic, to which Oh Hyun-kyu belongs, won 4-1 against St. Johnston in the 25th round of the 2022-2023 Scottish Premier League at McDermid Park on the night of the 5th (Korean time). In today’s game, Celtic’s own goal in the 13th minute of the first half, Huruhashi in the 22nd minute of the first half, Aaron Mui in the 38th minute of the second half, and David Turnbull’s consecutive goals in the 45+3 minute of the second half, St. succeeded in defeating
Celtic has further consolidated their leading position with seven straight wins since the Old Firm derby draw against Rangers on January 2nd. Celtic is holding the Scottish plate, and Furuhashi’s contribution is also great. Furuhashi is showing off his presence as a main striker by scoring six goals during the aforementioned seven-game winning streak. With 19 goals in the Scottish Premier League in the 2022-2023 season, he is currently ranked first in the scoring rankings.
It has already surpassed the record of 12 league goals recorded in the 2021-2022 season, boasting that it has completely taken over the Scottish Premier League, and Asano Takuma (currently Bochum, Germany), who played in the 2020-2021 Serbian Superliga as part of Partizan Belgrade, scored 18 league goals. He even set the record for the most league goals in a single season by a Japanese European leaguer. 메이저사이트
Of course, it is highly rated. The British BBC praised him, saying, “He was an important presence in all processes of Celtic,” and the British media <Glasgow Live> commented, “The performance was great in the front line, and it became the starting point for three goals against St. Johnston.” It is safe to say that Furuhashi is the team’s signature striker.
Oh Hyeon-kyu replaced Furuhashi in the game that day and substituted in the 34th minute of the second half. In many ways, it is not a composition that seems easy to bring about Furuhashi’s position. Among many positions, it is common for strikers to use well-proven players, so only limited opportunities are inevitable. He also has to overcome the pressure of doing something within a small playing time. In competition with players who boast an absolute position, Oh Hyun-kyu must make a breakthrough in it.
▲ 2022-2023 Scottish Premier League scoring rankings (as of February 6, 2023)
1st place Kyoko Furuhashi (Japan/Celtic) 19 goals
2nd place Lawrence Shankland (Scotland/Hearts of Midlothian) 17 goals
3rd place Boyan Mee Oski (North Macedonia/Aberdeen) 14 goals
4th Antonio Cholak (Croatia/Rangers) 11 goals
5th Douk (Cape Verde/Aberdeen), Kevin van Penn (Netherlands/Motherwell) 10 goals