[Asian Games] Women’s Basketball Coach Jeong Seon-min Says, “If Jin-ah Park was there, We would have Crossed the Great Wall of China”
“The pressure of the inter-Korean confrontation was great, but the players’ concentration came back after the second quarter.”
Coach Jeong Seon-min of the women's basketball team, who led the North-South match to victory in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, confessed, "There was a lot of pressure," and expressed his thoughts, "But the players' concentration came back from the second quarter and we were able to play a great game." 바카라사이트
The Korean women's basketball team, led by coach Jeong Seon-min, won 81-62 against North Korea in the women's basketball group stage of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China on the 29th.
It was a comeback victory after being down by 10 points at the beginning of the second quarter.
Coach Jeong Seon-min said in an interview after the game, "Playing a game like this during the Chuseok holiday, the pressure was quite high, and I prepared with the thought that I had to do better."
He added, "The overall atmosphere was not good from the start of the first quarter, so the players seemed to be dragged, but from the second quarter, the players started to improve.
“My concentration has improved,” he said.
When asked what preparations he had made ahead of the game against North Korea, Coach Chung said, "North Korean players are naturally hard-working, so I expected that there might be physical fights or clashes.
I told the players to have good manners and get through it well, and to improve their performance."
“I told them to control it well so it doesn’t affect them,” he said.
He spoke highly of North Korean center Park Jin-ah, who is 205 cm tall and played well with 29 points and 17 rebounds in the game that day, saying, "If we were on the same team, we would have crossed the Great Wall of China."
Park Ji-soo (KB) also said, "I was very nervous because it was a North-South matchup during the Chuseok holiday.
I couldn't find my pace in the first quarter, and I was personally disappointed until the end of the game, but Danbi (Kim) helped me stay focused, so I won and thanked my fellow players."
“I am grateful,” he said.
Park Ji-soo, who played on a unified North and South Korean team at the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang five years ago, said, "We met again after five years, but we couldn't say hello separately.
We were the opposing teams on the court, so we only focused on basketball."
Park Ji-soo, who recorded 18 points and 13 rebounds that day, praised Park Jin-ah, born in 2003, saying, "I saw that player for the first time today," and "It was more difficult than I thought, and he seems to be a good player."
Park Ji-su, who was born in 1998 and is 198 cm tall, blamed herself, saying, “I am older, but I did not play skillfully.
I have played against many tall Chinese players, so I didn’t feel pressured, but I am disappointed that I couldn’t play as well as I should.”