“I feel like I have destroyed what my seniors have done.”
In the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) Korean national team outfielder Lee Jung-hoo (25, Kiwoom Heroes) reflected on the crushing defeat in the Korea-Japan match.
Lee Taek-geun (43), SBS commentator, told the story of exchanging social media messages with Lee Jung-hoo while relaying the match between the Czech Republic and Japan in the second round of Group B of the ‘2023 WBC’ group stage.
South Korea lost 4-13 to Japan in the second round of Group B of the ‘2023 WBC’ group stage held at Tokyo Dome, Japan on the 10th. It was Japan, which was evaluated as the best power ever, but the performance of the national team was so lethargic. In particular, compared to the past, when they made several successful matches with fighting spirit and mental strength, they played a one-sided game, and in the middle and late stages of the game, they showed a difference in level enough to worry about losing a cold game (more than 10 points in the 7th inning).
Tommy Hyeon-su Edman (28, St. Louis Cardinals) and Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego Padres), who are active in the major leagues, Park Byeong-ho (37, kt Wiz) and Choi Jeong (36, SSG Landers), who performed outstandingly in the KBO League ) and Kim Gwang-hyeon (35, SSG) came forward, but failed to prevent defeat.
Commissioner Lee first sent a message to Lee Jung-hoo, saying, “(Lee) Jeong-hoo, you’ve worked hard”, and Lee Jung-hoo replied, “Thank you, senior. I’m sorry.”
Commissioner Lee sent a message of consolation to his junior. “I’m sorry, but you have that kind of heart, so you’re the best. You’re cool (Lee) Jung-hoo”, Lee Jung-hoo said, “
Finally, Commissioner Lee gave words of encouragement, saying, “Don’t think like that, and you have to prepare for the season, so don’t get hurt and come back.”먹튀검증
South Korea has 2 losses in 2 matches in the group stage. In the first game, they lost 7-8 to Australia, which was considered relatively weak, and even gave up the game against Japan in the second game, putting them on the verge of being eliminated from the tournament. If they do not advance to the second round in this tournament, Korea will have the disgrace of being eliminated in the first round three times in a row since the 2013 WBC.
Attention is focusing on what kind of results Korea will produce in the third game against the Czech Republic (12:00 p.m. on the 12th) and against China (7:00 p.m. on the 13th).