The moods of the two teams were distinctly different on the second day of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games Baseball Group B match between South Korea and Chinese Taipei.
While most of the Korean players left the field refusing to be interviewed, their Taiwanese counterparts were in good spirits throughout the day.
However, the Korean team said, “It’s not a complete elimination yet,” and “We’ll do our best and give it a shot until the end.”
Noh Si-hwan, who was the only interviewee of the day, told reporters, “We analyzed a lot and prepared closely for the game against Taiwan, but the Taiwanese pitchers pitched very well.
” He said, “I think we have to win all the remaining games.” He added, “I think we have to win all the remaining games.”
“Overall, the ball was fast and the control was very good,” said Noh Si-hwan about Taiwan.
“We analyzed everything, but when we went to bat, we were nervous, so I think the ball looked a little faster.”
He also said, “The batters said to each other, ‘The ball has power, so let’s hit it so we don’t lose points,’ but it didn’t work out, so I think we lost.”
However, when asked what he thought of the criticism that Korea’s international competitiveness has declined, Noh said, “I don’t think so,” adding, “If you play a game, you can lose like this, and it’s not a complete elimination yet, so we still have a chance.”
“I think the players will have to prepare more closely from today to the next game and show their skills in order to show that Korea is strong in the international game,” he said. 토토
Meanwhile, Ryu Joong-il, head coach of the baseball team, said, “We failed to take advantage of the opponent’s pitching,” adding, “I think we will have another chance in the Super Round by beating Japan and China.”
When asked about the possibility of changing the batting lineup, Ryu said, “We don’t have many players left behind,” adding, “In the professional game, there are about 28 players, but with 24 players, there are only four backup players.”
“We don’t have any cards to play, so we’ll have to continue with these players,” he said.