The South Korean men’s national soccer team arrived in Shenzhen, China, on Sept. 19. The team enjoyed a light warm-up on their first day in China before facing China in the second Group C match of the FIFA Confederations Cup North America 2026 Asian Zone Second Qualifying Round at the Shenzhen Universiade Center in Shenzhen, China, on June 21.레모나토토 도메인
“A year ago, I wasn’t even a national team player,” said Oh Hyun-kyu (Celtic), who is battling for a spot in the national team’s front line. I was a young player playing in the K League, and now I’m in Europe, playing in the UEFA Champions League and having a lot of experience. I think I’ve grown a lot as a footballer and as a person. I feel like I can do better on and off the pitch,” he said.
“I think the Scottish league is tougher. I’m always prepared for the rough stuff. Even if my opponent overdoes it, I’m prepared to overdo it, so I’ll be able to be flexible and deal with it well.”
Here are some of Oh’s one-on-one answers
- How thirsty are you for goals?
“Whenever I get a chance from the coach, I always think about scoring a goal. I always imagine (scoring a goal) the night before. I dream about it, but it’s not easy (to score). I hope I can score my debut goal as soon as possible.
- You seemed to be in good form with the team. How are you feeling now?
Good. I’m getting a lot of chances with the team. My playing time has increased a lot. I’m feeling good and confident. I didn’t score against Singapore, but if I am able to play against China, I will do my best to score.
- Do you think you’ll be able to score goals with more time on the pitch? Don’t you think your playing time with the national team is short?
If it’s short, it’s short and if it’s long, it’s long, but as a striker, whether you’re starting or coming off the bench, you have to score goals. I think the lack of time is an excuse.
-China is known for its roughness. What are your plans?
I think the Scottish league is tougher. I’m always prepared for roughness. Even if my opponent overdoes it, I will be able to handle it flexibly because I am overprepared.
-I think I’ll be in the lineup for this match. Are you feeling it?
It’s natural that you always have to be more than 100% ready. It doesn’t matter if you’re starting or coming off the bench, you have to prepare with the same mindset so you can play well when you go in. I always prepare with the mindset of giving 150%.
- Chinese fans welcomed you at the airport.
I felt that the Chinese fans liked Korea more than I thought. I thought there would be a lot of booing, but they liked it, so I thought, ‘Korea is very loved.’ I felt that I could play against China with a good atmosphere and feeling.
-You traveled to the Qatar World Cup as a reserve. A lot has changed in a year, how do you feel?
A year ago, I wasn’t even a national team player. I was a young player playing in the K League, and now I’m in Europe, playing in the UEFA Champions League and having a lot of experience. I think I’ve grown a lot as a footballer and as a person. I feel like I can do better on and off the field.