‘The 6th National Team’ Yang Hyeon-jong, Shin-soo Choo Controversy Controversy “Selection of the national team is an honor and responsibility” [Oh!

 “I feel very honored just to be selected for the national team. Of course, I have a sense of responsibility to do my best.”

KIA Tigers Yang Hyeon-jong said in an interview before departure at Incheon International Airport on the 30th, “I also get on a plane with the players after a long time. I think it will be exciting and fun. Now, I have anticipation that a season has begun,” he said of his feelings about leaving for Arizona spring camp in the United States.

Yang Hyeon-jong, who is active as the KIA ace, was selected as a national representative for the World Baseball Classic (WBC) to be held in March. This is his sixth national team appearance, following the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, 2014 Incheon Asian Games, 2017 WBC, 2018 Jakarta Palembang Asian Games, and 2019 Premier 12.

Yang Hyeon-jong said, “I always feel excited and responsible whenever I am selected for the national team. He didn’t know when he was young, but as he gets older, it would be a lie if he said he didn’t feel the pressure of being selected for the national team. He has a sense of pressure, but he also has a sense of responsibility to do well. It’s an honorable position, but these days I feel more pressure. Still, you have to overcome it and show results on the ground. That is our homework,” he said of his determination to represent the country.

Yang Hyeon-jong, who said, “When I was young, I just thought that I could just follow my seniors and work hard,” and said, “Now there is no senior above me. I feel the pressure that I have to show young players better in front of them and show young pitchers how to deal with them when they wear the Taegeuk mark,” he said about his responsibility as a veteran.

The WBC Korean team was convened for the first time on the 16th and held an orientation. Yang Hyeon-jong said, “When I was called up to the national team, coach Lee Kang-cheol asked the young players to tell me a lot of good things. Also, when I was summoned, (Kim) Kwang-hyeon was not there and I was the oldest pitcher, so I was assigned to lead the national team’s pitching team. He said, “The director gave me an important position, and I have to work hard to match it.” 메이저사이트

Choo Shin-soo’s remarks about the selection of the WBC national team recently became a hot topic of discussion. Choo Shin-soo said, “In the case of Japan, there are many new faces when international competitions are held. We have many veterans, including Kim Hyun-soo (LG). Of course, it becomes a skill to go out. However, I think I would have looked at the future rather than the current results. Until when are Kim Gwang-hyeon (SSG) and Yang Hyeon-jong (KIA)? There is an article saying that there is another Kim Kwang-hyun in Japan,” he said, emphasizing the need for a generational change in the national team.

Regarding Choo Shin-soo’s remarks, Yang Hyeon-jong said, “I try not to think too much. As this is an important time, I am cautious about what I say. I’m trying to save my words. I feel very honored just to be selected for the national team. Of course, I have a sense of responsibility to do my best.”

South Korea was drawn in Group B of the first round of the WBC to be held in Tokyo, Japan. They compete against fateful rivals Japan, Australia, China, and the Czech Republic to advance to the quarterfinals.

Regarding this WBC goal, Yang Hyeon-jong said, “Director Lee Kang-cheol said, ‘I should still take a plane to the United States.’ Our players’ goal is to advance to the semifinals. It will be a very difficult and difficult game, but I will do my best. For the development of Korean baseball, the goal is to show the best on the ground and show a winning game.