LG Jung Woo-young achieved his dream in the third challenge after his professional debut. As a rookie, he was eliminated from the final entry for the Premier 12 in 2019, and before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, he struggled in the first half and was unable to wear the Taegeuk mark. Instead, he proudly made his name in the final entry for the 2023 WBC (World Baseball Classic).
KBO confirmed and announced the final entry for the national team at 4:00 pm on the 4th. I skipped the announcement of the 35-man preliminary list and immediately solidified the final entry. His quick roster clearing gave players plenty of time to prepare. Players who had the possibility of joining Lee Kang-cheol-ho already received the WBC official ball a month ago and started adapting. The same goes for Jung Woo-young.
Jung Woo-young, who met after the announcement of the national team list, said, “I think it will feel new because it is the national team that I dreamed of.
The Tokyo Olympics held in 2021 is a tournament that left Jung Woo-young toxic. After joining the professional team in 2019, he worked as a winning team for two consecutive years and was considered a strong player to participate in the Olympics, but his performance in the first half of 2021 was not good. Jung Woo-young thinks that being too greedy to join the national team had a negative effect.
In an interview on the 4th, “In the past, I showed too much (greed for the national team). There were times when I was too immersed in it. This time, I calmly thought that I should not be disappointed even if it didn’t work. I had a big idea, so I was preparing.” 토토
As it was confirmed to participate in the first international competition, he did not hide his excitement. Jung Woo-young said, “There is an expectation that we can play against major leaguers, and since they are players who have never played against us, I think that middle pitchers will be at an advantage.”
The match I am most looking forward to is the first round Korea-Japan match to be held on March 10th. Japanese coach Hideki Kuriyama showed his wariness toward Jung Woo-young and Ko Woo-seok during a visit to Korea for power analysis. Jung Woo-young confidently said, “I think the WBC match against Korea and Japan this time will receive a lot of attention especially because (the results) were not good at the Olympics. Personally, I am confident.”
Also, he remembered Jung Woo-young (Al Sadd), the national football team with the same name, and looked forward to the WBC, saying, “The whole nation loved the national soccer team.