Confident Ichiro, humble Ohtani.
The attitude of the best Japanese baseball star participating in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) has changed dramatically. It is a change that can be more difficult to deal with from the perspective of the Korean national team.
Japan’s Tokyo Sports said on the 27th that Shohei Otani (29, LA Angels)’s prudent and careful attitude is spreading like an example within the Japanese WBC national team. It seems that the experience became the background.”
Ichiro’s remarks discussed by Tokyo Sports are ’30-year remarks’ that are still talked about. At the time of the 2006 WBC, Ichiro said in an interview ahead of the Korea-Japan match, “I want to win to the point where I think from the opponent’s point of view, ‘I won’t be able to compete with Japan for the next 30 years.'” Korean fans reacted violently to Ichiro’s provocative comments. The Korea-Japan match, which has attracted a lot of attention, has heated up even more. Tokyo Sports said, “The Korean national team won two consecutive victories over Japan with a strong motivation that they could not forgive Ichiro.” It has gone,” he said.
Tokyo Sports, which criticized Ichiro’s remarks as ‘the source of all anger’, highly praised Ohtani’s humble attitude, which was in contrast. Earlier, on the 6th, Ohtani was asked how to evaluate Korean baseball in an interview with WBC Japan coach Hideki Kuriyama, saying, 안전놀이터 “There are many great players in the world, whether they are hitters or pitchers. It is a country where top players of any generation can fight against the world. He plays really cool baseball.” A Japanese baseball official told Tokyo Sports, “Usually, when asked about the Korea-Japan match, players often give rather strong answers, saying, ‘We are stronger’ and ‘I do not think we will lose’, but Ohtani does not. He said, “Ichiro’s failure should not be repeated.”
The WBC Korea-Japan match will be held in Tokyo on the 10th of next month. Faced with a challenge that has changed from 17 years ago, there is interest in what kind of solution ‘Lee Kang-cheol-ho’ can bring victory.