Frustration→reflection→maturity, WBC Iron Wall Shield Go Woo-seok’s commitment to finding stability

“I just lacked my skills and it became a stepping stone for growth.”

No reason or excuse is necessary. He was defeated simply because his skills were insufficient. With the determination to never repeat it again, I grew up using my efforts as a stepping stone. This is the story of Go Woo-seok (25, LG), the best closer in the KBO League. Now, as the impregnable shield of the Korean national team in the World Baseball Classic (WBC), it is different from the determination.스포츠토토

Go Woo-seok, whom we met on the 21st (Korean time) at the Tucson Kino Sports Complex in Arizona, USA where the WBC team was training, looked back at the Tokyo Olympics two years ago and expressed his regret. In the semi-final match against Japan, his “rival” at the time, he caused a crisis with an erroneous play in the 8th inning against 2-2, and then lost by allowing 3 RBIs and doubles.

Looking back at the Tokyo Olympics, Ko Woo-seok said, “There is an indelible memory of not only that game but also other games. I just made a mistake because my skills weren’t enough, and I thought my skills dropped a lot,” he said. “I think everything is a part of my skills. It is arrogant to think that he did it because he was nervous. I just lacked my skills,” he confessed.

He said, “I thought that there was no ball I could choose in a tense situation, and that became the springboard for my efforts.” I want to fight with confidence.”

It is read as meaning that there was not enough one shot to decide the game in an urgent situation. Based on this, it continued to grow. And last year, he appeared in 61 games and recorded 4 wins, 2 losses, 42 saves, and an average ERA of 1.48, winning the salvation king. He became the youngest player in the league to record 40 saves (24 years, 1 month, 21 days), establishing himself as the best finisher in name and reality. The next step is to play as a WBC iron wall shield.

A sense of stability came into his heart. Unlike the Tokyo Olympics, he set up his own specific routine and became psychologically comfortable while preparing for the event. Go Woo-seok explained, “I had a routine to raise my senses while preparing for the WBC, so it became more comfortable to raise it earlier than in previous years.”

The WBC has a rule that it is mandatory to take a day off after throwing 30 pitches. It is different from other international competitions such as the Olympics and Asian Games. Pitch count management is also an important issue. While adjusting to the situation, he said that he would throw even if the situation came when he had to throw it. Go Woo-seok said, “If I can throw and catch a game, there may be a situation where I have to throw more than 30. I will adjust and throw well according to the situation,” he emphasized.

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