“You have to be in good form and have the ability to play. You can’t make the team just because of your name.”
The 12-man roster for the Hangzhou Asian Games has been submitted. The names of the athletes on the list were not disclosed. However, the roster is not set in stone.메이저사이트
Chu Il-seung, the head coach of the men’s basketball team, said after the Korea-Japan game on the 22nd, “To be honest, there is no point in submitting the 12-man roster now. We will compete internally and replace them if they show better performance. We’ll see how the final roster turns out.”
The Asian Games kick off on 23 September. That’s about two months away. Chu Il-seung plans to take a little more time to decide which 12 players to take to the Asian Games, taking into account injury variables and internal competition.
In particular, the fitness of the injured Ra Gun-ah, Kim Sun-hyung and Oh Se-geun will be crucial. The three have yet to play a competitive match. They also missed the Korea-Japan match.
Ra Jian-ah and Kim Sun-hyung are doing light shooting training. They will be fit for the Asian Games. Oh is recovering more slowly than the others.
Coach Chu Il-seung could change his mind after the two games ⓒ Korea Basketball Association
“Ra Gun-ah, Kim Sun-hyung and Oh Se-geun are in the process of building their bodies. If it goes according to plan, there is no problem. But if it doesn’t, we have to change them,” he said, adding, “Good players in good shape should wear the Taeguk mark. You don’t go to the national team just because you have a name. That’s how I run the national team.”
Despite the 76-69 win over Japan, Chu is not satisfied. On the 17th, the team lost 66-72 to a Universiade team comprised mainly of university players.
“It’s been a long time since we played an A match. The game was not very good. I couldn’t see the detailed tactics,” he said, adding, “The loss in the practice match against the Universiade team was due to the players being careless. I think the defeat became a medicine.”