OH HYEON-GYU fired blanks in South Korea’s 5-0 win over Singapore in the World Cup qualifier – and insisted he was letting down coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

The Celtic powerhouse is still awaiting his first goal at this level and missed out again after coming on as a 70th minute substitute in his country’s goal romp.

Oh made no excuses for his lack of strikes for his nation and said: “It’s really disappointing. I still haven’t scored a goal for the national team. I don’t know if it’s my energy, but it’s unfortunate.

“As a striker, it’s natural to be hungry. I kept moving, thinking that one in 10 times it [an opportunity]would come to me.

SMILES BETTER…Oh Hyeon-gyu celebrates at Ross County – before the goal was chalked off for offside. 

Oh, speaking to local media Sporting News, added: “I think I need to make sure I score goals as quickly as possible. It’s not easy to get one.

“The coach trusts me and puts me on the field, so it’s natural for me to want to repay him with goals as a striker. A striker needs to score goals.”

Oh was forced to wait until the 15th game of the domestic season to claim his first goal for Celtic in this campaign – and he broke the barrier with excellent timing with the late winner against St Mirren in the 2-1 triumph at Parkhead at the start of this month.

He added a double with his late efforts in the 6-0 rout of Aberdeen before the international break.

Oh could lead the attack against Motherwell on Saturday if Kyogo Furuhashi, replaced shortly after the interval with a head knock against the Dons, fails to make a full recovery.

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