‘Pillar of the National Team’ Park Ji-soo “I want to show good results without excuses”
“We want to show it with good results.”
The South Korean women’s basketball team left the country on Thursday through Incheon International Airport to compete in the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games. One of the team’s pillars, Park Ji-soo, also boarded the flight to Hangzhou.
Park said, “My physical condition is fine. However, I’ve used up a lot of energy, but I think I’ll be in the best shape if I go and recover and compete. I don’t have any major injuries. I have some back pain that I’ve always had, but I don’t think there will be any problems,” Park explained her current condition.
The team had a somewhat disappointing result at the last Asian Cup.
Park Ji-soo said, “Even though we practiced, I think we were still disappointed. I’m not 100% happy, but it’s definitely better than last time. The players’ physical condition is completely different from then. It was a time when we were on vacation and building our bodies, and now we are in much better shape.”
During the training period, the players also returned to their respective clubs to compete in the Park Shinja Cup. Instead of training at the Jincheon Athletes’ Village, they trained at the training centers of men’s basketball teams Samsung and SK.
“I didn’t expect the Park Shinjah Cup to be so hard, but the aftermath was huge,” Park said. I had a hard time picking myself back up, but I’m glad I’m feeling better now. It was uncomfortable to train outside. We had a hostel in Dongtan, but I think it was difficult because we had to travel to work in the morning, so the travel time was long, but the preparation wasn’t too bad,” he said.
The team was placed in Group C of the preliminary round. With Thailand, North Korea, and Chinese Taipei in the group, the match against North Korea is in the spotlight. 메이저사이트
Park said, “I’m very excited to meet Roh Sook-young. It will be our first meeting in five years, so I’m curious to see what it will be like. Also, Park Jin-ah, who is 205 centimeters tall, is big, but there are many big players in China. I don’t think there will be any difficulties. I’m confident.”
Finally, Park concluded, “I don’t know what will happen in sports. I don’t think there are any strong or weak players. The players are more alert and nervous. We were disappointed in the last tournament, so we won’t repeat that this time. I don’t want to give any excuses and I want to show it with results.”