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Kang Baek-ho, who endured panic disorder and shouted to his juniors to focus on bass

“Focus on the base.”

Kang Baek-ho emphasized the importance of the base to his juniors ahead of the practice match against Sangmu held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 26th of last month.

Ahead of the practice game, the Hangzhou Asian Games baseball team players gathered in the dugout and suddenly decided on a ceremony.

When Park Se-woong struck a ceremony pose, waving his hand next to his face, Kang Baek-ho shouted, “You have to step on the base.” 

Kang Baek-ho, who was at the center of criticism when he was out while celebrating after hitting a double at the WBC when his foot fell off the base, further emphasized the importance of the base to his juniors.스포츠토토

Colleagues said, “(Ceremony) Kang Baek-ho is prohibited, Kang Baek-ho is prohibited,” and Park Se-woong, who was listening to the story next to him, also said, “Of course, your left foot steps on the base. When you hit a double, you pull out the second base and celebrate,” making his teammates burst into laughter.

I was able to get a glimpse of the national team atmosphere as they shared stories of each other’s mistakes without hesitation.

Afterwards, Kang Baek-ho showed a serious attitude throughout the day, telling him to focus on base running. 

Meanwhile, in an interview after winning the gold medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games, Kang Baek-ho shed tears, saying that although he had suffered from severe panic disorder for the past four months, he was so happy to have achieved such a good result as winning.

Kang Baek-ho, who suffered controversy over the ‘gum controversy’ at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the ‘ceremony rush’ at the 2023 World Baseball Classic, overcame panic disorder, went through a painful time, and announced a new start with a gold medal at the Asian Games.

“Adventurous player!” Kim Min-jae stands tall at the center of build-up… No. 1 in defense with 7.6 points + 92% pass success rate → Munich wins 3-0 over Freiburg

Kim Min-jae stands tall at the center of the build-up.

Bayern Munich recorded a 3-0 victory over Freiburg in the 7th round of the German Bundesliga in the 2023-24 season held at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany at 12:30 am (Korean time) on the 9th. As a result, Munich recorded 5 wins, 2 draws (17 points), and extended its undefeated streak to 7 games.

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Munich lost its pride last season. They aimed to become European champions by surpassing Germany, but there was only one league trophy. In the Pokal, they collapsed in the quarterfinals by losing to Freiburg, and also bowed to Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League (UCL). However, this does not mean that they showed an overwhelming performance in the league. They had consistent ambiguous performance throughout the entire season and almost lost the championship to Dortmund. Fortunately, Dortmund drew at the end of the league, and Munich was able to achieve a dramatic win.

Accordingly, Munich sought change. Midway through last season, coach Julian Nagelsmann was fired and full authority was handed over to coach Thomas Tuchel. During the summer transfer market, Kim Min-jae, who was selected as the best defender in Italy’s Serie A, was brought in, and Tottenham Hotspur’s ‘ace’ Harry Kane was sought to fill the void left by Robert Lewandowski.

So far, we are on track throughout the entire competition. In the opening game of the league, they met Werder Bremen and scored a whopping 4 points, and continued their winning streak by defeating Augsburg and Mönchengladbach. This trend stopped in the 4th round. Last season, they faced Leverkusen, who had been on the rise since coach Xabi Alonso took over, and ended up with a 2-2 draw after a fierce battle. It was disappointing that we didn’t win at home, but we were able to find positive aspects as well.

The trend that was interrupted in Leverkusen continued again in the match against Bochum. Munich defeated Bochum by scoring a whopping 7 points. Although they drew 2-2 against Leipzig, which was played immediately after, considering that they lost 0-3 in the Super Cup, the 2-2 away draw was an encouraging result.

UCL is also continuing its upward trend. In the first match of the group stage against Manchester United, Munich scored a whopping 4 goals and won 3 points. It was also a positive phenomenon that several strikers, including Kane, Leroy Sane, Serge Gnabry, and Mathis Tell, scored goals. However, at the end of the game, two goals were conceded due to a lack of concentration, which needed improvement.

The freshmen are doing their part. First, Kane ranks second in scoring, scoring 8 goals in 6 league games. In the league, he has scored in all games except for the match against Mönchengladbach, and he also scored a goal in the UCL. In the last game against Bochum, he achieved his first hat trick since entering the Bundesliga and also accumulated a whopping 5 attack points, including 2 assists.

Kim Min-jae is also becoming the center of Munich’s defense. Competition with Dayot Upamecano and Matthais de Ligt was expected, but he has become a regular starting player after the opening season. Minjae Kim’s seat can be said to be almost fixed, and Upamecano and De Ligt are competing for the remaining spot. So far, Upamecano has been acting as Kim Min-jae’s partner, and with De Ligt injured, this system is expected to continue.

Of course, he cannot show perfect performance in every game. In the last game against Leipzig, Kim Min-jae played full-time, but received a decent evaluation. Based on the soccer statistics media ‘Sofa Score’, he recorded 124 touches on the ball and had a pass success rate of 92%. He showed decent defensive stats, including 2 clears, 2 interceptions, and 2 tackles, and won 2 ground duels and 1 air superiority duel. The rating was 6.9, which was lower than ‘partner’ Upamecano (7.3), but it was in the middle of the team as a whole.

Several officials expressed their disappointment at this. Coach Tuchel pointed out Kim Min-jae’s movements and said, “It took time to execute the plan and find space. There were a lot of mistakes. There were also sloppy defensive aspects. There was no reason for Kim Min-jae to go one-on-one. Upamecano also did not guard Kim Min-jae. “He gave us space by running away. It was the opposite of what we wanted.”

Germany’s ‘legend’ Lothar Matheus also spoke bitterly. He said, “Kim Min-jae has not yet achieved what we expected. He may remain as an unstable factor in Munich’s defense. He needs to get used to the Bundesliga. I am not negative about recruiting Kim Min-jae, but he has not yet lived up to expectations.” He said.

Minjae Kim received negative evaluations. But he proved his worth in just one game. In the second match of the UCL group stage against Copenhagen, Munich won 2-1. Although they played an overwhelming game, recording 59.2% possession in 90 minutes and recording 15 shots, twice more than Copenhagen, the process of winning three points was difficult.

Kim Min-jae did his best. Based on the soccer statistics media ‘Sofa Score’, it ranked first overall in the game with a rating of 7.7. He touched the ball a whopping 115 times and had a pass success rate of 92%. He was at the top in defensive indicators, including 5 clears, 1 block, 3 interceptions, 1 tackle, and 1 decisive interception, and showed physical superiority, including 1 successful ground duel and 5 successful air superiority duels.

It was a performance that properly responded to Mateus’ negative remarks. In this game, Kim Min-jae led the team’s defense as a ‘sure factor’ rather than an ‘anxious factor’ in Munich. There were several situations that could have been a crisis without Kim Min-jae, and he ran the game smoothly as the center of the rear build-up.

Through this match, Munich broke a new record. It is an undefeated streak of 36 games in the UCL group stage. There is no team that can follow Munich in the group stage.

The last game before the international break. Munich wants to end the schedule on a good note with a win. The opponent is Freiburg. It is not an easy opponent. Currently, they are in 8th place with 3 wins, 1 draw, and 2 losses (10 points) in 6 league games. I can’t say the atmosphere is good recently. They have recorded 2 wins, 1 draw, and 2 losses in 5 official matches, and suffered a 1-2 loss in the previous UEFA Europa League (UEL) match against West Ham United.

Munich has an overwhelming advantage in head-to-head matches. In the last 10 official games, Munich has suffered only 1 loss, and according to soccer statistics media ‘Transfermarkt’, they have recorded 34 wins in 48 games in total.

When limited to leagues, the differences can be seen more clearly. Munich has not lost in 14 games since losing in the 33rd round of the 2014-15 league season. Last season, they scored a whopping 6 points in total away from home and did not give up a single goal.

Munich used a 4-2-3-1 formation. Kane, Sane, Müller, Coman, Kimmich, Goretzka, Davis, Minjae Kim, Upamecano, and Mazrawi started as starters, with Ulreich guarding the goal. Against this, Freiburg used the 4-4-2 formation. Salai, Wheeler, Griffo, Roll, Egestein, Doan, Kubler, Gulde, Linhardt and Sildilia filled the starting XI, with Atubolu donning the goalkeeper’s gloves.

Munich opened fire. In the 3rd minute of the first half, Goretzka received Kimmich’s cross and attempted a header shot inside the box, but the ball deviated to the left of the goal. Freiburg, having overcome the crisis, also launched a counterattack. In the 6th minute of the first half, Wheeler, who received a pass from Salai, attempted a right-footed shot from the right side of the box, but the ball headed to the right side of the goal.메이저사이트

Munich launched an onslaught. Davis, who caught the ball in the box in the 9th minute of the first half, tried to shoot with his left foot, but the ball missed the goal. Munich, who raised the mood, took the lead first. In the 12th minute of the first half, Coman, who received a pass from Müller, attempted a right-footed shot from a difficult angle inside the box, hitting Freiburg’s net.

Munich, which took the lead, aimed for an additional goal. In the 19th minute of the first half, Kane received a pass from Sane and attempted a bold mid-range shot from outside the box, but the ball missed the left side of the goal. Kane continued to aim for the score. In the 22nd minute of the first half, he received Mazraoui’s pass and took a right-footed shot inside the box, but it did not result in an effective shot.

Munich, who continued to pound, widened the score gap. In the 25th minute of the first half, Sane received a pass from Kane and attempted a left-footed shot inside the box, scoring his second goal. Although the victory was secured, Munich’s attack did not stop. In the 31st minute of the first half, Sane received Coman’s cross and attempted a left-footed shot inside the box, but it was blocked by the opposing defense.

Munich led the attack until the last minute. In the 35th minute of the first half, Kimmich received a pass from Sane and attempted a bold mid-range shot from outside the box, but it missed the right side of the goal. Munich swallowed its regret. Sane hit Freiburg’s net in the 43rd minute of the first half, but the referee declared offside after video review (VAR) and the score was cancelled. There were no additional goals after that, and the first half ended with Munich taking a 2-0 lead.

It was a one-sided game. Since they had a large lead in objective power and were playing at home, Munich harassed Freiburg for the entire 45 minutes. Based on soccer statistics media ‘WhoScored’, they recorded a 67.1% possession rate and attempted a whopping 9 shots. The pass success rate also reached 91%.

Freiburg made a difference in the second half. At the start, Roll was removed and Philip was added. However, the attack was still led by Munich. In the 12th minute of the second half, after receiving Kane’s header pass, Müller attempted a right-footed shot inside the box, but missed the goal. In the ensuing situation, Coman even took a shot, but it was blocked by the opposing defense.

Munich continued to attack. In the 18th minute of the second half, Davis received a pass from Kim Min-jae and attempted a bold mid-range shot from outside the box, but was blocked by the defense. Kane’s shot in the ensuing situation was also blocked by the opponent’s hand-to-hand defense.

Munich swallowed its regret. In the 23rd minute of the second half, Coman received Kimmich’s pass and attempted a left-footed shot inside the box, but the ball went over the goal. Freiburg made additional substitutions. In the 23rd minute of the second half, Doan and Wheeler were removed and Weishaupt and Adamu were brought in. But the atmosphere did not change. Rather, it gave Munich a chance to score. In the 26th minute of the second half, Coman received Sane’s pass and attempted a right-footed shot inside the box, but it was blocked by the goalkeeper.

Munich, which had won, also gave its starting players a rest. In the 27th minute of the second half, Müller and Kane were removed and Musiala and Tell were brought in. Munich did not stop attacking until the end of the second half. In the 38th minute of the second half, Goretzka received a pass from Sane and attempted a mid-range shot from outside the box, but the goalkeeper blocked it.

Eventually, Munich finished the game. In the 40th minute of the second half, Coman, who received Reimer’s pass, attempted a left-footed shot inside the box and was sucked into Freiburg’s goal. In the 45th minute of the second half, Adamu attempted a shot to make up for the goal, but it missed the goal, and the game ended with Munich winning 3-0.

It was an overwhelming power difference. Munich put pressure on Freiburg with even more fierce attacks than in the first half. Based on WhoScored, the possession rate was a whopping 70% and shots were attempted 21 times. Freiburg focused only on defense and attempted only two shots in 90 minutes.

Kim Min-jae performed well this time too. Based on ‘Who Scored’, he received a whopping rating of 7.9, and soccer statistics media ‘Sofa Score’ also gave Kim Min-jae a rating of 7.6. This was the highest rating among the defense teams.

The detailed indicators were also great. While playing full-time, he recorded 3 interceptions and 2 tackles, and showed his physical superiority, including 100% air superiority wins and 2 ground duel wins. He also served as the center of the build-up. Kim Min-jae, who touched the ball a whopping 180 times, posted a 92% pass success rate and recorded one key pass.

Local reviews were also good. British media ’90mn’ gave Kim Min-jae a rating of 7 and left a positive review, saying, “It wasn’t always accurate, but his adventurous spirit to lead the rear build-up was great.”

Munich is now on international break. After a two-week break, they will play a league match against Mainz and the third match of the UCL group stage against Galatasaray. Minjae Kim will join the Korean national team for friendly matches against Tunisia and Vietnam.

Meanwhile, Kane was silent in this game as well. He boasted of his best goal scoring ability, scoring 6 goals in September alone.

SOK Chairman Lee Yong-hoon hopes unified sports can become a good social model

“Let unified sports become a good social model and lead to an integrated society!”

The Special Olympics Korea (SOK) K League Unified Cup, a soccer event that brings together people with developmental disabilities and people without disabilities, is now in its third year.

Held since 2020 in partnership with the Korea Football Association and Special Olympics Korea, the Unified Cup aims to break down barriers between people with disabilities and non-disabled people through the medium of soccer, and to realize the values of social inclusion and equality.

The number of participating teams is increasing every year. This year, a total of 11 teams participated, including first-time competitors Chungnam Asan and the Korean Football Association. In May, we held a soccer clinic in Jecheon as part of Season 3 of ‘Everyone’s Soccer Field, Everyone’s K League’, and in August, we played a friendly match with the Frankfurt Unified Soccer Team. The program is growing steadily in both quantity and quality.토토사이트

Special Olympics Korea President Lee Yong-hoon said, “Three years seems to have flown by. I think that unified soccer has grown and developed as a social model, and we have also made efforts for inner and outer growth, which is a period of establishing a good social model. On the sporting side, the players’ skills have improved tremendously, and we are seeing a change in the perception of special needs players by their partners.”

Last year, the organization also hosted the Special Olympics Korea K League International Unified Soccer Club Cup, which featured the prestigious Spanish club Valencia Unified Soccer Team. “It was a good achievement,” Lee said. I hope that through these things, the tournament will become a little more friendly in society.”

While the sport of unified soccer is important in its own right, Lee’s blueprint is to broaden its scope and create a “positive impact” on society. “I’ve said it before, but it shouldn’t just be an investment for people with developmental disabilities, it should be for society as a whole. Unified sports is an important step towards an integrated society. It is important to create a virtuous cycle.”

“Improving physical abilities through sports, as well as courage and self-confidence, will provide a springboard to challenge society. Inclusive sports can be a stepping stone to reaching out to society by having a sense of belonging on an equal footing with teammates and building bonds and relationships outside of sports. It’s not just a sport. There are definitely more plus factors.”

‘After 3 years, Nagoya is enough’ 12.1 innings, 1 run, 152km, Lee Ui-ri is growing into a special star.

The Korean baseball team won the gold medal. This is the fourth consecutive Asian Games gold medal.

Although it is a very auspicious event for Korean baseball, there are players who are reflecting on their great disappointment in this victory. A representative example is Lee Ui-ri (21, KIA Tigers). My fingers are too sore to bury it in the joy of winning a gold medal.

Since Lee Ui-ri was a member of the last Tokyo Olympics and this season’s WBC, it is inevitable that he will be eliminated from Hangzhou AG this time. This is especially true because the reason for the elimination was ‘an injury that is not an injury.’

It is heartbreaking for the player. But after the rain, the ground hardens. KIA Lee Ui-ri has been showing signs of improvement recently. Although the end of the season is not far away, it seems that the potential is gradually exploding.

Immediately after being eliminated from the national team, Lee Ui-ri pitched well in two consecutive games. On October 3rd, he started in a visiting game against KT Wiz in the 2023 KBO League held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon and allowed 4 hits and 5 walks in 5⅓ innings, but struck out 4 at each turn and allowed 1 run.

Lee Ui-ri, who threw a fastball with a top speed of 152 km per hour, recorded the number of pitches up to 109, the most this season. He still showed some disappointment in his control. However, it is much better than before, and it is encouraging to see that even after 100 pitches, he showed an incredible speed of over 150km.

He also has good records in the last two games. He pitched 12.1 innings, allowing 1 run and 5 walks. On September 27th last month, Lee Ui-ri took the mound in the second game of a doubleheader against the NC Dinos and made a ‘show of force’ by allowing 3 hits and no runs over 7 innings.

Lee Ui-ri recently had a big change of heart. He is a player who has always followed an elite course without failure since high school. As soon as he entered Gwangju Il High School in his first year of high school, he was a player who attracted attention enough to face second-year student Gu-beom Jeong in the Deoksu Classic in the quarterfinals of the Golden Lion. That year, he won the Golden Lion, and later that year, at the National Sports Festival, he led the team to victory with an ace. From his second year onwards, he stood tall as a national ace. He is a left-handed pitcher who throws up to 148 km/h and has already booked first place in his sophomore year.

Even after entering his professional career, he quickly achieved 10 wins, won Rookie of the Year, and was even selected to the national team. It was a smooth course that allowed him to start in the 3rd or 4th place match at the Tokyo Olympics. For Lee Ui-ri, being eliminated from the Asian Games was no different from the biggest ordeal he had ever experienced.레고토토

However, Lee Ui-ri is venting his pain in the right direction on the mound. He said, “I will throw for the KIA Tigers and my senior team members who comforted and supported me.”

In fact, there is no official who would not acknowledge that Jegu is the No. 1 left-handed pitcher in the country, based on his performance in the last two games. This means that being eliminated from the national team does not mean that Lee Ui-ri’s value has decreased.

If he wants, he can get the opportunity three years later at the 2026 Nagoya Asian Games. Even in this AG, Korea did not have a single left-handed starter. Additionally, he is a left-handed fireballer who fits the trend of the international stage. The international stage demands fast pitchers who can hit with power. Considering the ever-increasing number of left-handed hitters, the importance of left-handed pitchers goes without saying.

Although he suffered great pain, the KIA Tigers may be able to gain a true first-choice left-handed fireballer. Lee Ui-ri is only 21 years old to be frustrated or stopped by this incident.

Above all, the qualities he possesses are very valuable to the Korean baseball world.

AS Roma sack Mourinho…even rumored to appoint Hanji Flick as successor

‘AS Roma are ready to sack coach Jose Mourinho.’

A series of Italian media outlets mentioned the possibility of coach Mourinho’s dismissal on the 8th (Korean time).

Coach Mourinho had a difficult start to the season, recording 3 losses in his first 7 league games, including a 1-2 loss in the home game against AC Milan on the 2nd of last month. He is 13th in the league with 2 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, 15 goals and 11 conceded in 7 games.

Roma is showing signs of revitalization with a 2-0 home win against Frosinone on the 2nd and a 4-0 victory over Servet in the Europa League on the 9th, but stories about Mourinho’s future continue to flow.

Italian media outlet Corriere dello Sport reported that ‘Roma club owner and American billionaire chairman Dan Friedkin wanted to fire Mourinho immediately after the 1-4 loss away to Genoa on the 29th of last month and is still considering changes.’메이저사이트


The media claimed, ‘Chairman Friedkin intends to sack coach Mourinho, and if the team loses away to Cagliari on Sunday (1 am on the 9th), coach Mourinho’s fate could be decided.’

Following rumors of his dismissal, there are even rumors of a quick successor. There are even rumors that Chairman Friedkin is considering Hansi Flick, former German national team and Bayern Munich manager, as Coach Mourinho’s successor, and even a theory that he has already been appointed. Coach Flick has been on leave since he was sacked immediately after losing 1-4 in a friendly against Japan last month. Coach Flick, 58, spent two seasons at Bayern Munich before taking over as head coach of the German national team, and led the team to a quadruple in history in 2020.

Coach Mourinho took office at Roma in 2021 and is currently in his third season. Mourinho, who successively served as manager of Chelsea, Manchester United, and Tottenham, succeeded in quenching his 14-year thirst for winning by leading AS Roma to victory in the Europa Conference League in his first season in office. Last season, Roma narrowly lost to Sevilla in the Eurola League final and finished 6th in Serie A, missing out on qualifying for the European Champions League by 7 points.

PSG and Mbappe were also excited about Lee Kang-in winning the gold medal, like-comment parade

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and his teammates also seem excited about the news of Lee Kang-in winning the Asian Games gold medal.

Lee Kang-in, a member of the Asian Games national team, played as a starter in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games men’s soccer final match against Japan held at the Huanglong Sports Center in Hangzhou, China on the 7th, contributing to the team’s 2-1 win and championship.

Through this win, Lee Kang-in won a gold medal and received military service benefits. Lee Kang-in, born in 2001, resolved his military service issue early on and was able to continue his challenge in Europe.

There are people who are happier than anyone else about Lee Kang-in winning the gold medal. It’s PSG. After the national soccer team won the championship, PSG created an Instagram post congratulating Korea on winning the Asian Games gold medal. As of the morning of the 8th, more than 160,000 people had clicked ‘Like’.

Lee Kang-in also posted a photo with a medal around his neck, and this post quickly accumulated more than 400,000 likes. Teammate, superstar Kylian Mbappe, congratulated Lee Kang-in on his good fortune with a comment applauding. Others, including Keylor Navas and Fabian Luis, also left comments.메이저놀이터

Lee Kang-in’s gold medal victory is also meaningful to PSG. This is because Lee Kang-in’s player value will increase further in the future. Korean players who have not completed their military service must always be seen as taking a risk in their careers, but Lee Kang-in has been relieved of a huge burden through this opportunity.

After completing the UEFA Champions League group stage against Borussia Dortmund on September 20, Lee Kang-in traveled to China and joined the Asaan Games national team. Since he was away for nearly three weeks, PSG felt rewarded for letting Lee Kang-in go.

PSG is anxiously waiting for Lee Kang-in. With Lee Kang-in out, PSG has recently been in a slump, with a draw in the league and a crushing 1-4 loss against Newcastle United in the Champions League. Lee Kang-in plans to come to Korea for the international match in October and then move to France after the two-game series to make his return to PSG.

‘High school unknown → KS championship → AG gold medal’ The college graduate center fielder turned his life around, proving it with ‘hits in all games + batting average of 0.524’

Choi Ji-hoon (26), SSG Landers’ starting center fielder, proved with his skills why he is a candidate for the next national team center fielder.

The Korean baseball team, led by coach Ryu Joong-il, defeated Chinese Taipei 2-0 in the baseball finals of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held at the Shaoxing Baseball Softball Sports Center in Zhejiang Province, China, on the 7th (Korean time).

As a result, Korean baseball avenged the loss (0-4) suffered by Taiwan in the group stage and achieved the milestone of winning the Asian Games for the fourth time in a row, following the 2010 Guangzhou, 2014 Incheon, and 2018 Jakarta-Palembang competitions.

While starter Moon Dong-ju (Hanwha) showed excellent pitching by allowing 3 hits, no walks, 7 strikeouts, and no runs in 6 innings, Ji-hoon Choi started at number 2 and center field and led the team to victory by recording 1 hit and 1 walk in 3 at-bats.

On this day, Choi Ji-hoon started the attack on the Korean team. Choi Ji-hoon walked with one out in the top of the first inning and reached base for the first time. Although he did not contribute to the scoring situation in the second inning, he achieved his first hit in all games at this Asian Games with an infield hit with two outs in the fifth inning. This is the only record shared by Dong-hee Yoon (Lotte).

After that, he stayed in center field until the end and was present at the moment when the gold medal was confirmed, and finished the tournament with a batting average of 0.524 (11 hits in 21 at-bats), 1 home run, 5 RBI, 6 runs, and an OPS of 1.209 in 6 games. He ranked first in the team’s batting average, hits, and runs scored, proving that coach Ryu Joong-il’s choice was not wrong.

Choi Ji-hoon hits a hit with one out in the bottom of the first inning of the first game of the baseball group stage against Hong Kong at the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games held at the Shaoxing Baseball Sports and Culture Center in Hangzhou, China on the 1st (Korean time). This was Ryu Joong-il’s first hit of the tournament.스포츠토토

Choi Ji-hoon is hitting a superior three-run shot with two outs and second and third bases in the bottom of the second inning of the third game of the baseball group stage against Thailand at the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games held at Shaoxing Baseball Stadium in Hangzhou, China on the 3rd (Korean time). This home run was Ryu Joong-il’s first hit of the tournament.

It is a life-changing scenario that would have been difficult to imagine even six years ago. When he graduated from Gwangju Jeil High School in 2017, ‘infielder’ Choi Ji-hoon was a player ignored by 10 professional teams. However, he entered Dongguk University and grew into the university’s best hitter, and was selected 30th overall in the second and third rounds of the 2020 rookie draft.

From then on, he was on a roll. Since his debut in 2020, he has been attracting attention as the successor to ‘Beast’ Kim Kang-min (41) with excellent outfield defense, and last year, as the starting center fielder, he hit .300 for the first time and led SSG to win wire-to-wire in the first regular season of the KBO League and dominate the Korean Series. . He proudly joined the first adult national team at the World Baseball Classic (WBC) held in March this year, and was selected as the starting center fielder for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games in June.

That doesn’t mean there wasn’t a crisis. Since April, his batting performance has been hovering around .200, and by the time the final announcement of the national team was made, expectations were low in areas other than defense. He joined the national team in September with a batting average of 0.317, with his batting skills greatly improved, but right before joining, he was confident, “I have never played for the youth national team or been a superstar like (Park) Seong-han, so I will go to the national team and do what I can.” I had put it down.

However, in this competition, Choi Ji-hoon was a superstar who shone brighter than anyone else. In his first game with the national team, the first game of the group stage against Hong Kong, Ryu Joong-il-ho’s first hit came from his bat, and in the third game of the group stage against Thailand, Ryu Joong-il-ho’s first home run came with a three-run striker. In the first game of the Super Round against Japan, he broke his no-hit streak with an exquisite bunt hit in the bottom of the fourth inning. In this way, he appeared in all games as Korea’s second and center fielder, opening the way for offense and solidifying his position as the next generation national team center fielder.

At an age that was thought to be the Maginot Line for enlistment, he proudly received military service benefits through his skills, and his personal career took a more solid path without any gaps.

“What should Kim Min-jae do if he goes to the Asian Cup?”… In response to Munich’s worries, Tuchel has a plan, ‘De Ligt NO!’ Recruiting former students YES!’

Kim Min-jae moved to Bayern Munich this season and immediately became the undisputed starting center back. Kim Min-jae is adapting well and has established himself as the core of Bayern Munich. 

Currently, Bayern Munich is showing concern over Kim Min-jae’s absence. Kim Min-jae is certain to participate in the Asian Cup held in January next year as a member of the Korean national team. Therefore, Kim Min-jae will have to sit out for a while during the season. If Kim Min-jae leaves, Bayern Munich’s only center backs will be Dayot Upamecano and Matthijs de Ligt. De Ligt is currently completely pushed out of the starting lineup.

Many people predict that if Kim Min-jae leaves, De Ligt will have a chance to return. However, coach Thomas Tuchel does not seem to have any intention of doing so. Coach Tuchel plans to recruit a former student whom he has trusted in the past, rather than De Ligt, whom he currently does not trust.

Britain’s ’90min’ said, “Bayern Munich needs to add players in the January winter transfer market. They are likely to focus on defenders in particular. Kim Min-jae will play in the Asian Cup early next year. If that happens, Bayern Munich will have Upamecano and “We only have De Ligt. There are only two centre-backs,” he explained.메이저사이트

He continued, “There is a centre-back that Coach Tuchel wants in January. It is Trevor Chalobah. Coach Tuchel wants to sign Chalobah, who was his student when he was Chelsea manager. Coach Tuchel knows Chalobah very well from his time at Chelsea. The 24-year-old “Center backs can also be used as right backs,” the report said.

He emphasized, “In fact, Bayern Munich attempted to recruit Chalobah at the end of the transfer market last summer. But it failed. This January, Bayern Munich plans to try to recruit Chalobah again. Coach Tuchel is especially eager to do so.” did. 

It was analyzed that there is a high possibility that Chelsea will let Chalobah go. The media explained, “Currently, Chalobah is out of Chelsea’s lineup due to a thigh injury. There is a high possibility that Chelsea will give Chalobah away. His price is around 30 million pounds (49.5 billion won).”

Lee Kang-in, Baek Seung-ho, Hong Hyun-seok… Set pieces could decide the ‘Korea-Japan’ match, and why kickers are so important

It’s no exaggeration to say that set pieces hold the key to the final Korea-Japan match.

The Korean men’s football team, led by Hwang Sun-hong, will face Japan in the final of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games at the Huanglong Sports Center in Hangzhou, China, on Sunday at 9 p.m. (KST). It will be the second consecutive time the team will meet Japan in the final. They will be looking to win their third consecutive title.

Hwang Sun-hong scored 25 goals (2 conceded) in six matches at the tournament through the quarterfinals. That’s four goals per game. His goals have come in a variety of patterns, most notably from set pieces. Set pieces are an obvious but difficult scoring option. You have to deceive the defense with a split-second move, and you need to be precise and detailed in your execution. It”s a low-impact way of scoring goals and leaving your opponent frustrated.

Especially in tournaments, a set piece can be the difference between a win and a loss. At the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang, Hwang Hee-chan’s goal came from a corner kick. In this tournament, Hwang has been scoring easily from set pieces. Kickers are also diverse, with Lee Kang-in, a left-footed ‘specialist’, and Hong Hyun-seok having a very sharp left-footed kick. In addition, ‘Captain’ Baek Seung-ho has a powerful right-footed kick.

Some of the goals came from direct free kicks, while others came from situations after free kicks and corners. Defenders Lee Jae-ik and Lee Han-beom have already found the back of the net. The national team has enjoyed a variety of kickers in the tournament. In the group stage, Baek Seung-ho scored from a free kick, and in the quarterfinals against China, Hong Hyun-seok scored from a free kick with a stunning left-footed shot.토토사이트

Against Uzbekistan in the quarterfinals, Jung Woo-young opened the scoring from a free kick. Kicker Lee Kang-in sent the ball straight to Hong Hyun-seok, who crossed it into the penetrating Uhm Won-sang. Uhm Won-sang crossed again, and Jung Woo-young was on hand to slide it in with his right foot to split the goal.

The national team has been practicing set pieces. They have prepared a variety of patterned plays. Hwang and his coaching staff have also been working hard to refine their set-pieces, sometimes demonstrating them themselves to emphasize the importance of focusing on free kicks and corners.

After all, a goal in a one-sided match is more important than any other. This is especially true in the final, so the role and importance of the kicker is huge.

SSG was shaking… Now I’m aiming for 3rd place

The battle for last-minute ranking in professional baseball is fierce

. SSG is intensifying the battle for third place in the final stages of 2023 professional baseball. In Incheon’s home game on the 6th, SSG defeated Hanwha 7-2 and recorded their 6th consecutive win. Third batter Choi Jeong (36) hit opposing starting pitcher Lee Tae-yang and hit a solo home run in consecutive at-bats. After hitting the first shot with two outs in the bottom of the first inning, he came out as the leadoff hitter in the third inning with a 4-0 lead and crossed the left field fence again. Choi Jeong (28, 2nd place), who added two home runs, narrowed the gap with Hanwha Noh Si-hwan (31 home runs, 1st place), who is participating in the Hangzhou Asian Games, to three. SSG starting pitcher Seung-won Moon (34) pitched 6 innings, allowing 2 runs (7 hits, 2 walks) and earned his fifth win of the season (7 losses, 1 year old).

SSG continued its upward trend with 8 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw in the last 11 games. The ranking went from tied 4th to sole 4th place (71 wins, 63 losses, 3 draws, winning percentage 0.5298), and also caught up with 3rd place Doosan (70 wins, 62 losses, 2 draws, 0.530 winning percentage) without a win. 5th place NC (70 wins, 63 losses, 2 draws, winning percentage 0.526) has maintained 3rd place for nearly a month, but has recently suffered 6 consecutive losses, including 3 consecutive losses to SSG. The difference between 3rd and 5th place is only 0.5 games.스포츠토토

Samsung defeated second-place KT 6-2 in Suwon. Koo Ja-wook (30) led the attack with 3 hits in 4 at-bats and 4 RBIs, including a 1-run home run in the 8th inning. Closing pitcher Oh Seung-hwan took the mound in the 9th inning when the team was ahead 6-2 and maintained the victory without allowing a run. It was not a save situation because it came out with a 4-point lead. He is just one away from making 400 career saves, the first in domestic professional baseball history.

In Jamsil, 6th place KIA won 3 to 2 against LG, which confirmed 1st place. In the 8th inning when he was down 0-2, he scored 3 runs with 4 hits and 1 walk.

On this day, the KBO (Korea Baseball Organization) announced the schedule for the remaining games (11th to 17th) that were canceled due to rain. Doosan, ranked 3rd, has 10 games remaining, the most among the 10 teams, and must play 8 consecutive games without a break against KT, Lotte, NC, KIA, LG (2 games in a row), and SSG (2 games in a row) from the 10th to the 17th. During the last week of the regular season, 5th place NC has two days off and 4th place SSG has three days off, so it is relatively advantageous to ‘take a breather’. This year’s postseason is expected to end with a wild card match between 4th and 5th place on the 19th.