South Korea beat Taiwan 2-0 in the final match of 2022 Hangzhou AG at Shaoxing Baseball and Softball Sports Center 1st pitch near Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China on the 7th. After the 2010 Guangzhou Games, he achieved four consecutive Asian Games losses and completely avenged the 0-4 Youngbong loss to Taiwan in the group stage on the 2nd. He also escaped from three consecutive international matches against Taiwan.
After the game, Kang Baek-ho said, “It’s like a dream. I was really sorry that I couldn’t always show good performance in the national team. The players did so well today, so I was able to get a dreamlike result,” he said. 스포츠토토
Kang Baek-ho was selected for the national team four times, but was also criticized for the “Gum Controversy (Tokyo Olympics)” and “Ceremony Out (World Baseball Classic).”
In a two- to three-minute interview with reporters after entering Hangzhou on the 28th of last month, he said, “If you wear a Taegeuk mark, your mindset changes.” He said four times, “I ask for your anticipation and support.”
However, he started without a hit in 11 consecutive at-bats in this tournament, which was a great deal of mental distress. The batting order went down from fourth to sixth. After scoring a hit against Thailand on the 3rd, he said, “I’m so sorry for our players,” adding, “I came out as the fourth batter, but I think I put a big burden on the young players. The players seem to be worried about me a lot. He gave me feedback (to get out of the hit),” he said.
Asked how he felt about winning for the first time with the Taegeuk mark, he said, “I’m so happy that I can’t describe it. I spoke to the players before the game. I said, “I’ll take the curse, so I want you to show more spirit and good performance,” he said. “I honestly felt bad when I lost to Taiwan, too.” The players didn’t give up and gathered strength until the end, he said.
Kang Baek-ho was choked after the game. When asked why, he replied, “It’s because I screamed too much while cheering during the game.”
Kang Baek-ho said, “This season has been very difficult. Even when I join the national team and the process of being selected, it seems to be the most difficult time in my life. I was able to stand here because people around me said many good things. I’m grateful to everyone who supported me,” he said.