I wondered if this was right

“I wondered if this was right.”

South Korea’s men’s basketball team guard Huh Hoon (KT) bowed his head after losing 70-84 in the men’s basketball quarterfinals at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games against China at the Woollim Fix Ports Center in Hangzhou, China, on the 3rd, saying, “In the three months of preparing for the Asian Games, there were a lot of regrets in terms of players as well.”

Huh Hoon of the men’s national basketball team.
Huh Hoon continued his remarks to the effect that there was a problem with the selection of players. Huh Hoon said, “It is the coach’s role to select players,” but added, “There was some clutter in the national team as six guards were selected.” “We didn’t talk about the loss between the players,” he said. “Each player must have felt a little bit better (about the part where the game didn’t work out).” Huh Hoon said, “We should have finished it well because we brought it on ourselves.”

South Korea completely lost 77-83 against Japan on the 30th of last month, causing its plan to go awry. It was actually a team below the second division, without a large number of players who participated in the last FIBA Basketball World Cup, as well as Rui Hachimura (LA Lakers) and Utah Watanabe (Brooklyn Nets), but failed to overcome it after suffering a shock defeat by Koreans. The loss prevented South Korea from getting a direct ticket to the quarterfinals given to the first place in the group, and they had to meet the favorite China in the quarterfinals. On this day, the Korean basketball, which collapsed by China, was humiliated by no medal at the Asian Games for the first time in 17 years.

The men’s basketball quarterfinal match between South Korea and China at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held at the Olympic Sports Center in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China on the 3rd. In the fourth quarter, when South Korea’s Heo Hoon dribbles over the half-line, Chinese King Durun is pushing and fouling. Yonhap News Agency
Coach Choo Il-seung also apologized for the defeat. Head coach Choo replied, “I’m sorry that I didn’t achieve my goal,” but added, “I’ll achieve a successful conclusion because the players did their best and the tournament is not over yet.” Regarding the reason why Huh Hoon selected six guards, head coach Choo replied, “There were many injuries, so there were restrictions on the selection of players.”

Now, Chu Il-ho will play a ranking match at the Zhejiang University Tsujingang Gymnasium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China on the 4th.


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