“What do you think about losing in the 2nd team?” “Who is the player you want to face the most in the match against Japan?
” . The WBC national team, led by head coach Lee Kang-cheol, started their official schedule in Japan from training in Osaka on the 5th. On the 6th and 7th, we will have an evaluation match against the Orix Buffaloes and the Hanshin Tigers at Kyocera Dome in Osaka, and move to Tokyo to prepare for our first game against Australia on the 9th. The Japanese reporters’ interest in the Korean national team from the training on the 5th is also great. Of course, it is advantageous to cover the entire schedule as it is a tournament held in their own country, but dozens of Japanese reporters visited the site even though Korea’s games were held much earlier than Japan in both training and evaluation matches.
In the interview after the end of training on the 5th, Ko Woo-seok, who had become a hot topic in Japan for his beanball remarks towards Shohei Otani, was detailed in the interview, and the Japanese reporters were very enthusiastic about the evaluation match between the Korean national team and Orix on the 6th. In particular, after the game ended in a 2-4 loss to the Korean national team, the Japanese reporters poured out many questions to coach Lee Kang-cheol, Lee Jung-hoo and Kim Ha-seong, who attended the official interview. In particular, a reporter said, “Originally, Kim Ha-seong’s position was shortstop, but today he played third base. I think playing the main position is good, but what is the intention of going to third base today? What do you think about it?” I asked director Lee Kang-cheol. 먹튀검증
His expression hardened for a moment, but director Lee Kang-chul calmly replied. Manager Lee said, “The reason Kim Ha-seong was appointed as third base was because Choi Jeong couldn’t start.” He added, “No matter how 2nd team you meet, baseball is about winning if one pitcher throws well. That’s it. Today’s opposing pitchers were good. I don’t want to make excuses, but it was because we did it in a situation where we didn’t know each other (the results came out today). I think we can win if we know the players.”
Other reporters asked Kim Ha-seong and Lee Jung-hoo, “Who is the Japanese player you want to face the most in the match against Japan on the 10th?” It was a question that led Korean players to which Japanese players they were most wary of and which players they were most interested in. It was a question about ‘rival consciousness’. However, Kim Ha-sung and Lee Jung-hoo blocked the controversy in advance. Ha-seong Kim first showed confidence, saying, “Our focus is the first game against Australia rather than the game in Japan. And no matter who comes out, we will confidently step into the plate.” Therefore, I will think about the game against Japan again after playing well against Australia.”
As the tournament is held in Japan, the Korean national team cannot help but pay attention to the delicate war of nerves in this atmosphere. An international competition is a battle of momentum. The Korean national team must also step up and enter Tokyo, the ‘place of decisive battle’.