“Veterans should create a good atmosphere.”
The World Baseball Classic (WBC) team led by head coach Lee Kang-cheol lost 2-4 in an official evaluation match against the Orix Buffaloes of the Nippon Professional Baseball team held at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka, Japan on the 6th.
Korea is in group with Australia, Japan, Czech Republic and China. Starting with the first match against Australia in the first round of the WBC finals on the 9th, they will face Japan on the 10th, the Czech Republic on the 12th, and China on the 13th. It was eliminated in the first round of the finals for the last two consecutive times. I’m going to recover my self-esteem in this competition.
Lotte Giants running and first base coach Kim Pyong-ho, who served as a leader in the national team, also gave words of encouragement. Coach Kim Pyeong-ho served as the defensive coach at the time of the 2015 Premier12. Korea won the championship. Following this, the 2017 WBC, 2019 Premier 12, and 2020 Tokyo Olympics also wore the Taegeuk mark and guided players.
Coach Kim Pyeong-ho thought that the performance of hitters was important to achieve good results in this tournament. He said, “Premier 12 is a competition held after the season. The hitters feel good at hitting and the pitchers are tired.” “On the other hand, the WBC participates after building up their bodies in spring camp. The hitters are in a state of numbness. Batting during the WBC There were many times when they struggled because they were sluggish,” he said.
Coach Kim Pyeong-ho showed strong faith in the national team players. He said, “I coached the national team for 7 years. The players gathered in the national team are good players. They are players who can do well. They are players who are proud of themselves.” They are players with strong pride and desire to try something.” 메이저놀이터
The national team includes veterans such as Kim Gwang-hyeon, Choi Jeong (above SSG Landers), Yang Eui-ji (Doosan Bears), Yang Hyeon-jong (KIA Tigers), Kim Hyun-soo (LG Twins), and Park Byeong-ho (KT Wiz). Coach Kim Pyeong-ho expected that if the veterans create a good atmosphere, they will be able to achieve good results.
Coach Kim Pyeong-ho said, “Veterans have to create a good atmosphere. They are experienced players. Whether the game goes well or not, if you lead your juniors well, I think we can reach our goal of reaching the semifinals.”
Meanwhile, Korea will play a warm-up match against the Hanshin Tigers at the Kyocera Dome on the 7th.