Yokozuna Terunofuji, who won his 9th championship, held a press conference ahead of the Grand Sumo Spring Tournament, which will open on the 10th of next month, and expressed his enthusiasm, saying, ``I want to work really hard to win double-digit championships.'' said.

Terunofuji won the championship for the 9th time last month at Senshuuraku, his first tournament, by winning the championship match against Kotonowaka, who was tied with 13 wins and 2 losses.

On the 26th, the rankings for the spring tournament, which will open on the 10th of next month, were announced, and at a press conference in Higashinari Ward, Osaka, Terunofuji said, ``I want to do my best to win double-digit championships, and I can't do it without a goal.It's kind of half-hearted.'' I'm not in a position to get carried away, so I want to work hard towards my goals," he said with enthusiasm.

Regarding his own condition, he said, ``I was conscious of getting rid of the fatigue from the first tournament and preparing for the spring tournament.I felt tired all at once, so I'm going to talk to my body little by little and make adjustments day by day. ” he said.

Regarding the fact that Kotonowaka became the new ozeki, bringing the number of ozeki to four, he said, ``Honestly, I would like someone to rise to the rank of yokozuna. I hope they will take another look to see if it is insufficient and make it a reality.''

Furthermore, regarding Takafuji, who is also from the Isegahama stable, and has made his debut as a new member of the Shinjuryo team, he said, ``There are still many areas that are lacking, such as the lower body, but I want him to aim for the Sanyaku role.'' Ta.