They said they would recreate the glory of Incheon in 2014 for the first time in 9 years, but the reality was so chaotic that even the members had doubts about the preparation process.
Heo Hoon (Managing Director) claimed to be ‘in charge of bitter comments’.
The Korean men’s basketball team lost 70-84 to China in the quarterfinals of the ‘2022 Hangzhou Asian Games’ held at the Hangzhou Olympic Center Gymnasium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China on the afternoon of the 3rd.
On the evening of the 2nd, we had to play against Bahrain in the quarterfinals without resting for less than 15 hours.
I couldn’t help but reach my physical limits. 바카라사이트
We played an even match until the middle of the first quarter, but we ran out of stamina after 10 minutes.
The score gap widened at the end of the first quarter, and China ran away to around 20 points in the second quarter.
Heo Hoon played the game with a face full of fatigue.
He didn’t have good grades either.
He had enough presence in the guard lineup to be considered an ace, but against China, he played 14 minutes and 53 seconds and only scored 2 points, 1 rebound, and 1 assist. Committed 3 turnovers.
In a mixed zone interview after the game, Heo Hoon said, “I am sorry that we showed such a game despite the difficulties (due to scheduling issues), and I will work hard to prepare better and show a good performance.”
Regardless of physical strength, Heo Hoon believes that China’s skills and game plan are better than Korea’s.
I think the opponent was so high that we couldn’t deal with it, and I think the opponent defended well and prepared well,” he said.
China made 5 out of 10 3-pointers in the first half alone. Throughout the game. attempted 23 shots and scored 9, a success rate of 39%.
Assists were 20 for China and 11 for Korea. Turnovers were similar at 14 for China and 13 for Korea.
Korea had more turnovers than assists; China had more assists than turnovers. This means that China played a smoother game than Korea.
In the second half, China, which was ahead by more than 20 points, actually fought hard, as if to provoke the Korean players.
Heo Hoon said, “When we play with China every year, (China) Eun) I have always played rough.
I think a big part of it was that we didn’t deal with it skillfully, and we got off to a bad start from the beginning.”
After the match against Japan on the 30th of last month ended in a 77-83 loss, Heo Hoon criticized the national team’s preparation process for the tournament, saying, “We are hoping for a fluke.”
Even after losing on the 3rd and failing to enter the medal zone, Heo Hoon’s feelings remain the same.
He said, “I am consistently selected for the national team, but this tournament seems to have been especially bad.
While preparing for the Asian Games, the atmosphere was so chaotic that I wondered, ‘Is this right?’ “I think it will get better in the future,” he said.
Following the game against Bahrain on the 2nd, Korea played against China on the 3rd. But there is no time to rest.
The 5th-8th place match will be played on the 4th.
If you lose here, you can challenge for 5th place, and if you lose, 7th place is your best bet. Heo Hoon said, “I will prepare well and make sure to win tomorrow.”