Shohei Ohtani (29, Los Angeles Angels) of the Japanese national baseball team pledged to do well in the World Baseball Classic (WBC).
The homepage of the Japanese national baseball team, ‘Samurai Japan’, released an interview with Ohtani on the 6th. Ohtani, who came out wearing a national team uniform, said, “I couldn’t participate in the 2017 WBC due to injury. This time, I want to prepare steadily, starting with condition management. I saw Japan win when I was young. I will do my best to become like that.” chopped up
Ohtani is competing in the WBC for the first time in six years. He was injured in 2017. Instead, he faithfully prepared for the season at his team, the Nippon Ham Fighters, and achieved the feat of advancing to the major leagues the following year. Although the WBC participation was missed, it was a good result for Ohtani.
Ohtani was on the road to success in the major leagues. His dream of competing in the WBC was etched into his heart. He said, “I had a desire to go to the WBC. That’s why when the offer came, I readily accepted it. There was no injury, so there was no reason to refuse.”
Ohtani’s goal is also to win the WBC. He said, “It is very meaningful to play against other countries with the best players in Japan. We gathered with the goal of winning. We want to achieve what we want by working together.”스포츠토토
It is expected that Ohtani will be able to see the double work of batting at the WBC as well. Deok, who has been training hard, is in good shape. Ohtani said, “Rather than wanting to double-tap, I thought, ‘That’s me.’
Meanwhile, Ohtani is expected to start as a starting pitcher against China on the 9th. Although there has been no official announcement yet, Japanese media predicted that Ohtani would start the game against China first, and then Yu Darvish would start against Korea.