A number of Celtic players are away on international duty right now. Of course, there is always in the back of the fans’ minds that they could pick up an injury while representing their national teams. But at the same time, it is also a great opportunity for them to pick up experience and get better, especially the youngsters.
One player who has been showing promising signs recently is Oh Hyeon-gyu. The striker was signed earlier this year. He made a slow start to this campaign but has gradually improved.
Brendan Rodgers appears to have been impressed with what he has seen from Oh as well. And while he still remains behind Kyogo in the pecking order, he has been getting more time off the bench lately and has scored three goals as well.
At the international level, Oh is teammates with Son Heung-min. The Celtic youngster has been in the South Korean national team picture for a little while but he is yet to score his debut goal.
Son sent clear message to Celtic player
Son seems to have belief in Oh and has been encouraging him. As reported by SPOTV News, he said to the Celtic player:
"“(Oh) Hyun-gyu! You shouldn’t be disappointed. You understand. In the meantime, you will learn again. There are many more important games left.”"
Son is one of the best players in the Premier League and in Tottenham Hotspur’s entire history. He has performed at the top level for years.
So, this is a good chance for Oh to learn from someone as good as him. Of course, they are very different type of players but despite that, he can still pick up a lot from the Tottenham Hotspur superstar’s game and apply it to his own.
It is pretty clear that Oh still has a lot to learn and areas to improve in. That is natural though. He is just 22 years of age. The good news is that the South Korean international seems to be moving in the right direction.