The Japanese media was wary of Ko Woo-seok (LG), the closer of the Korean baseball team.
Ko Woo-seok joined the WBC, which will be held in March this year. Ko Woo-seok, who won the first save king of his debut with a record of 4 wins, 2 losses and 42 saves in 61 games last year with an average ERA of 1.48, entered the national team’s final entry following the double celebration of marriage after the season and put the Taegeuk mark once again after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Ko Woo-seok’s fast and strong ball is also wary of Japan, the ‘enemy’. ‘Tokyo Sports’ published an article about Go Woo-seok on the 19th. The above media cited Go Woo-seok as “a player who will become a formidable enemy of the Japanese national team” and expressed, “He is burning his fighting spirit for revenge while shouting ‘Down with Japan’.”
The above media said, “Koh Woo-seok, a right-handed finisher who throws a maximum speed of 157 km/h, is using the humiliation he tasted against Japan in the semifinals of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as a driving force. After entering the first base cover from first base, he tripped and made a catch error, then was driven to the second base with a wild throw, intentional walk, and walk, and eventually became a losing pitcher after being hit by a painful sweeping double by Tetsito Yamada.” . 메이저사이트
“The Korean national team eventually failed to win the medal they had hoped for at the Tokyo Olympics, and returned home in 4th place out of the 6 participating countries, in disappointment. In particular, in the game against Japan, Ko Woo-seok, a ‘rival’, became a ‘war criminal’ and was strongly criticized by the Korean people. There is a past that suffered from
At the press conference for the WBC national team held on the 16th, Go Woo-seok said, “In the last game, I lacked my skills. I tried to improve because I thought I should improve further with that game. If that time was not wasted, I think good results will come out. If we meet again, I intend to win with confidence,” he said.
An official from the Japanese national team told the above media, “Coach Hideki Kuriyama, who inspected the KBO postseason last October, intentionally mentioned Go Woo-seok and put a warning mark on him. If he shows his presence against hard hitters, it will lead to his appeal and he can take revenge. He will be the player who shouts ‘Down with Japan’ the most among the Korean national team.”
The above media described Go Woo-seok as the ‘second generation of Doljikgu’. It reminds us of the heyday of Oh Seung-hwan (Samsung), who played as a closer with a stone fastball at NPB Hanshin. We are looking forward to what kind of activity Ko Woo-seok, who made Japan to be wary of, will show in this WBC.