It is the 10th Taegeuk mark since the 2008 Beijing Olympics, when he participated in the age of contract. Fifteen years passed, and he joined the ranks of the highest rank. This is the story of Kim Hyun-soo (35), the captain of the national team.
As far as the national team is concerned, he has never uttered any murmurs. He left when he was picked, and when he was entrusted with the captaincy, he did his best to lead the players. In this way, he served as the national team captain for four consecutive times until the WBC held in March.
Kim Hyun-soo told a meaningful story in an interview on the way to Arizona, USA, his spring camp site on the 30th. 먹튀검증
As if he was determined, he clearly revealed his usual beliefs about the national team. He said, “The national team is not a place where players choose. It is not a place where you say, ‘I will leave. I will leave'” and put an end to the controversy caused by Shin-soo Choo’s recent remarks.
Regarding the generational change of the national team, he said in a strong tone, “The national team is not a place where players go because they want to. The national team is a place where they are selected. do,” he said. He continued, “Regardless of age, players with skills should be able to play, and players without skills should not be part of the national team.”
On the 21st (local time), Choo Shin-soo appeared on a Korean radio in the Dallas area, USA, and expressed a critical view of the selection of the Korean baseball team. Kim Hyun-soo was also mentioned in this process.
Choo Shin-soo said, “If you look at Japan alone, there are a lot of new faces when you play an international tournament. Kim Hyun-soo (35, LG) is a really good player, but if it were me, I would have seen the future. “There should have been more players who should have been recruited,” he said. “How long will Kim Gwang-hyun (34, SSG) and Yang Hyeon-jong (34, KIA)? It’s not that these players lack skills. There are an enormous number of talented players among young players. The feelings and mindset itself are different. It is the job of Korean baseball to create opportunities to go abroad and things to do in Korean baseball after returning home,” he said, regretting that Moon Dong-ju (19, Hanwha) and Ahn Woo-jin (24, Kiwoom) were not selected. revealed
Choo Shin-soo’s remarks, overlapping with Ahn Woo-jin’s controversy over school violence, which have not yet been completely resolved, caused a stir. He was hit hard amid fierce criticism from many fans and the media.
As the situation was like this, the people mentioned by Choo Shin-soo had to ask difficult questions during the camp departure interview. The national team coach Lee Kang-chul, Ahn Woo-jin, and Moon Dong-ju all had to answer questions about the national team.
Ahn Woo-jin apologized, saying, “I’m sorry for creating an uncomfortable situation because of me.” Moon Dong-ju said, “I didn’t think I would be selected for the national team in the first place because I didn’t show what I showed last season.”
Coach Lee Kang-cheol, who selected the national team players with KBO Technical Committee Chairman Cho Bum-hyeon, said, “This is my personal opinion. I think I said it for the development of baseball.”
It is difficult for active juniors to comment critically on the words of Choo Shin-soo, the oldest senior in the league. ‘Captain’ Kim Hyun-soo put an end to the controversy by revealing his usual beliefs about the national team.
In fact, none of Kim Hyun-soo, Kim Gwang-hyeon, and Yang Hyeon-jong, mentioned by Choo Shin-soo, go to the national team because they want to.
As much as he joined the ranks of veterans, he has no choice but to be more sensitive and careful in body management ahead of the season for his team. Players who have already signed long-term contracts, so they are not going to the national team hoping for the benefit of reducing the free agent age.
There is only one reason, and it is a single-minded commitment to lead the development of Korean baseball by dedicating oneself to shining the Taegeuk mark. Since I was chosen once again, I know it as an honor and I am willing to make sacrifices.
The national team players almost lost their morale even before the call for training. Kim Hyun-soo’s statement of belief is expected to be a word of comfort that awakens his pride so that he can gain strength once again.