‘Unfortunate 5th place → first overseas camp’ KIA coach Kim Jong-guk, “I will work hard”

 “I will work hard.”

KIA Tigers coach Kim Jong-guk expressed his determination to attend the spring camp. 

KIA coaches, including coach Kim Jong-guk, were on the 29th at Terminal 1 of Incheon International Airport, and the KIA’s battery. The KIA team left for Arizona, the U.S., the training ground. The KIA team will hold the first camp in Tucson, Arizona, U.S., from February 1 to 23. 

Overseas field training in three years. Head coach Kim Jong-guk, who will start overseas field training for the first time after taking over as the head coach, said, “I’m excited. “I have a lot of expectations,” he said, “as I am going abroad for the first time in a long time, I want to set goals well and return home after a solid camp.” 

Last season, KIA advanced to fall baseball with a strong reinforcement and 5th place in the regular season. However, it was disappointing that it was eliminated after one game in the wild card match.Coach Kim Jong-guk hopes to face the new season by strengthening his integrity at the camp, taking the regrets of last year as a mirror.  메이저사이트

Manager Kim said, “(Last year) there were things that were lacking, such as base hits, team offense, and sacrifice hits. I plan to start training with this as the main focus, and I plan to focus more on the mound and defense.” 

KIA will hold a spring camp schedule at Kino Complex in Tucson, Arizona, USA. In the same place, KT Wiz and the World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team are also scheduled to have field training. In particular, training in a space close to the national team players will be of great help to the KIA squad, which has many young players.

In response, coach Kim said, “It seems to be the first time that several teams are camping like this in one place. There may be an advantage of being able to grasp the strength of other teams in advance, but first of all, we plan to focus on what we will do and prepare.” 

On the other hand, regarding the KIA players selected for the WBC team, such as Yang Hyeon-jong, Na Seong-beom, and Lee Eui-ri, he expressed his wish that “I hope the three players will achieve good results and promote national prestige.” 

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