“I hope it will be a real ‘last dance’ by winning like the Chicago Bulls.”
SSG Landers Choi Jung was selected for the final entry for the WBC national team. As Heo Kyung-min (Doosan) failed to board the team due to an injury, there is a high possibility that Choi Jeong-eun will take over as third baseman. Coach Lee Kang-cheol is thinking of various ways to use Kim Ha-seong (San Diego) as third baseman, but Choi Jeong is the only player selected as a professional third baseman anyway. Choi Jung-eun participated in the WBC in 2009 and 2013, and was a member of the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games winning team. He was also selected to represent the Premier 12 most recently in 2019.
Choi Jung-eun, born in ‘fast’ 1987, is the best player in the national team along with Lee Ji-young (Kiwoom), Park Byung-ho (KT), Kim Hyun-soo (LG), and Yang Eui-ji (Doosan). He knows better than anyone the burden of the WBC national team players, and among them, as the oldest player, his shoulders are heavier. Choi Jeong-eun, whom I met at Incheon International Airport before departing for the spring camp on the 25th, said, “I want to quickly improve my condition and help the team. I also have a desire to do well.” I hope we win like Jordan’s Chicago Bulls and become a real ‘Last Dance’.”
“It feels good to represent the country, and I am willing to go with my teammate Kim Gwang-hyun. I think it is fortunate that we have been growing up together in the same team since we were young,” he said as a team junior and together with this WBC. 메이저사이트 Choi Jung, who expressed his gratitude for the selected Kim Gwang-hyun, emphasized, “I will do my best without regrets and do well. I will create such an atmosphere together with other players.”
He cannot forget the atmosphere of coming back after finishing runner-up in the 2019 Premier12. At that time, the national team did well by beating Australia, Canada, Cuba, and the United States, but suffered a complete defeat in the Super Round by Taiwan 0-7 and lost to Japan 8-10. Then they met Japan again in the final and lost 3-5. It was runner-up, but the content of the match was not satisfactory. In particular, losing to Japan twice in a row hurt his pride.
Choi Jeong-eun said, “I hope that the atmosphere in 2019 will never be the same. (Park) Byung-ho and (Yang) Ui-ji are like that, and everyone has felt it, so this time, I want to create an atmosphere like this. I shouldn’t lose, but even if I lose, I want to do my best without playing loose so that the fans can tell me that I fought really well.”
He also added, “The fans will have high expectations, but I don’t think they want anything in return with a championship. I’ll do my best.”
On this day, the SSG squad departed for the United States for the spring camp. Gwanghyeon Kim, Jung Choi, Seonghyeon Kim, Kangmin Kim, Jaewon Lee, and Taegon Oh left for Florida, USA. The Jackie Robinson Training Complex in Vero Beach, used by SSG, has the best facilities. Playground management is also perfect, and multiple playgrounds can be used by SSG at the same time. Not only the weather and climate, but also lodging and meals are good. An official from the SSG club said, “It’s a place with the best environment to focus on baseball.”