The national team, which was eliminated in the first round of the World Baseball Classic, returned home today (14th). The players pledged to use the humiliation and pain of this tournament as an opportunity to leap forward again.
This is reporter Lee Seong-hoon.
As captain, Kim Hyun-soo, who took on more responsibility than anyone else, blamed the failure of his national team on himself.토토사이트
[Kim Hyun-soo/WBC national team outfielder: I couldn’t get good results because I led the players wrongly because I was lacking, but I’m grateful to my juniors who did their best until the end.] Since the 2008 Beijing Olympics, he has participated in 10 international competitions without missing out and played an active role as a center hitter
. I announced with a trembling voice that my 15-year career as a national representative was over.
[Kim Hyun-soo/WBC national team outfielder: I think I’m done wearing ‘Korea’ now. Since our national team is not over, I said that I hope that (junior) players will do well next time.
Kang Baek-ho, who received strong criticism for being out during a ceremony without stepping on the base in the match against Australia, and failed to laugh despite hitting a batting average of 50% in this tournament, promised to grow as a player and as a human being.
[Kang Baek-ho/WBC national team infielder: I will do my best to become a player who is good to many people, has grown as a player, and has good humanity as a person. I hope you will watch.]
Tommy Edman, who experienced Korean baseball for the first time, expressed his hope of wearing the Taegeuk mark once again.
[Tommy Edman/WBC national team infielder: (In the next WBC) I want to play for Korea again. I don’t know what the situation will be, but I hope there will be a chance.]
Except for Major Leaguer Kim Ha-seong and Edmon, who immediately moved to the United States, the KBO League players returned to Korea today and returned to their respective teams.
(Video coverage: Gong Jin-goo, Video editing: Woo Ki-jeong)