Will Seung-yeop Lee, the new Doosan coach, lead the ‘resurrection of the dynasty’? Regarding the concerns of those around him about a new coach with no coaching experience, coach Lee Seung-yeop expressed confidence, saying, “When the season is over, I prepared a lot so that you can say that I was wrong to think that way.”
The Doosan Bears departed for Sydney, Australia, the spring camp site, via Incheon International Airport on the 29th. A team of 61 players, including 15 coaching staff including head coach Lee Seung-yeop and 46 players, will participate in the camp.
Sydney is a place where coach Lee Seung-yeop has memories of winning a bronze medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. In the 3rd and 4th place match, Lee Seung-yeop won the bronze medal by defeating Japan with a final stroke in the 8th inning.
Director Lee Seung-yeop said, “It is a place where there is a relationship. He will go to camp with the idea that he will bring good energy. As a manager, I will help the players to focus and complete the camp without injury.”
Doosan achieved the feat of advancing to the Korean Series for 7 consecutive years from 2015 to 2021, but fell sharply to 9th last year. The new head coach Lee was given the task of reviving the dynasty.
At the mention of being a novice director, Lee laughed and said, “The people around me talk so much that it’s to the point where a scab sits in my ear.” I don’t know if I’ll do well or not lead the team well. A lot of people probably don’t know either. because i haven’t tried it I will try to bump into it,” he said.
He continued, “If many people have such distrust, when the season is over, I prepared a lot so that you can say, ‘Ah, that thought was wrong. I hope you will rate it again after this season. I will prepare hard.”
He did not forget his words of encouragement to the players. Coach Lee said, “I accept last year’s 9th place, and I think the players may have a lot of regrets. The players will have a strong opinion that they should not repeat the mistakes they made last year. If last year’s ninth place error continues this year, it will be a weak team. I will do my best to rebound again this year so that many people will think that last year was a mistake.” 스포츠토토
In spring camp, the focus is on left-handed pitchers. Coach Lee said, “I will watch the pitchers more closely. Our team lacks lefties. I will put my hopes on left-handed pitchers at camp. I think the team’s performance will depend on how much left-handed pitchers develop and help the team during the season.”
He said, “You need to find a starting pitcher, and it is comfortable to run the team when you have a left-handed pitcher who will definitely block one inning in the middle. We are looking for a starting pitcher and a pitcher who will become a winning group in salvation,” he said. “Player Jang Won-joon is going to camp, and in fact, he is old and has been sluggish for the past few years. I don’t want to see you like that. No matter how slow that player may be, I don’t think he can ignore the experience and experience of a pitcher who has won more than 120 career victories. I hope he can be seen in the first team in any role, starting or middle,” he said, not forgetting his expectations for the veteran.
After taking office as his coach, he showed a lot of training at the finishing camp. Director Lee said, “Australia’s current maximum temperature is around 30-32 degrees, but if it rises above 35 degrees, it is not easy to exercise a lot. I think I should go and judge the amount of training while watching the temperature change. I don’t think I can take the amount of training as much as the finishing training. If you do that much, you will already be tired before the season,” he said, revealing the plan for running the camp. I think it’s short, but the players prepared a lot in December and January. I will make sure that I can come back with a sense of satisfaction to the point where I feel like I spent 50 to 60 days at the camp rather than 40 days.”