The World Baseball Classic national team entered Japan, the decisive battleground. Director Lee Kang-cheol threw a vote saying, “I will come back with only good things.”
The faces of the players leaving for the decisive battle in neat suits were overflowing with confidence.
Coach Lee Kang-cheol said that the 17-day training process, which had many twists and turns, made the team stronger, and he threw a vote with a smile. [Lee Kang-cheol/WBC national team coach: I feel infinite glory , responsibility,
and various weights. [Lee Kang-cheol/WBC national team manager: The batting order is almost set, but depending on the type of (opponent) starting pitcher, one or two may change slightly.] Captain Kim Hyeon-soo vowed to reap the beauty of his 10th international tournament. [Kim Hyun-soo/WBC team captain: I think the meaning (of international competitions) is really different. I think it’s because I thought I might not be able to go out this time for the last time.] Many fans gathered at Incheon Airport to see off the Taegeuk Warriors, who are returning to the WBC semifinals for the first time in 14 years. [Go for it!!!]
The national team arrived in Osaka a little while ago and is undressing and resting at the accommodation.
After training in the morning of tomorrow (5th) here in Osaka, the national team will finish preparing for the tournament through two practice matches with Japanese professional teams.