The most anticipated player in the WBC national team, where many young pitchers are selected, is pitcher Gu Chang-mo of NC.
Through this tournament, I am determined to inherit the genealogy of Korean left-handed aces.
This is Reporter Lee Seong-hoon.
<Reporter> Gu Chang-
mo is now the best left-handed starting pitcher in Korea.
In 2020, which led to NC's championship, and last year, when he came back from injury, he showed off his overwhelming skills to record the lowest ERA among starting pitchers.
But he has no good memories of international competition.
In 2017, he hit a home run in the Korea-Japan match for the under-23 national team and couldn't last one inning, and he couldn't participate in the 2019 Premier 12 and the Tokyo Olympics two years ago due to injury.
[Koo Chang-mo/NC Pitcher: I don't want to see it on TV, but it was a difficult time to see it again...
That's why this WBC is such a precious opportunity.
[Koo Chang-mo/NC Pitcher: It was a stage that I only thought of as a dream, but I'm so happy and I have a lot to show you in the future, but it seems to be the first step.] The
preparations are going smoothly.
He started building his body earlier than usual, and even before leaving for training tomorrow (29th), he already entered the bullpen pitching and increased the number of pitches to 30.
I am determined to become the successor to Ryu Hyun-jin, Kim Gwang-hyun, and Yang Hyun-jong, the three left-handed aces who led the peak of Korean baseball.
[Koo Chang-mo/NC Pitcher: Being able to play baseball with role model seniors is an honor in itself, and I will do my best to help so that I can get good grades.]
(Video coverage: Jang Woon-seok, Video editing: Male) Work)