The women’s basketball team, led by head coach Seon-Min Jeong, lost 50-76 in an evaluation match against Latvia held in Riga, Latvia on the 11th. Korea, which lost 60-82 in the first game held the previous day, ended the away evaluation match with two consecutive losses.토토사이트
This evaluation match was related to the evaluation match held in Korea last year. Last year, the Korea Basketball Association invited Latvia to an evaluation match at the Cheongju Gymnasium. This year, Latvia invited the national team as a token of appreciation. In the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) ranking, Korea ranked 12th, ahead of Latvia (25th). However, it collapsed with an average of 55 points in two evaluation matches.
Park Ji-soo’s return is nice. Park Ji-soo was diagnosed with panic disorder last year and could not digest his national team schedule. His condition improved, so he joined this time. Park Ji-soo recorded 15 points and 10 rebounds in 20 minutes and 42 seconds in the first game. In Game 2, he posted 11 points and 5 rebounds in 13 minutes and 53 seconds. Both games showed their presence.
Park Ji-soo, the pillar of the national team, has returned, but it is shocking that the team suffered a crushing defeat. In the evaluation match against Latvia, which was played without Park Ji-soo a year ago, both games were won. He overcame his inferiority in height with his amount of activity. Even though Park Ji-soo came back, he suffered a series of shocking defeats. The 4th quarter of the second game brought a shocking result of 0-20. Latvia also had key players joining, but the difference was too great.
The national team prepares for the 2023 FIBA Asia Cup to be held in Sydney, Australia on the 26th and the Hangzhou Asian Games in September. A top 4 player in the Asia Cup will qualify for the final qualifiers for the 2024 Paris Olympics. The Asia Cup is only two weeks away from the start. I can’t look at the 4th place in the Asian Cup with this level of performance. Head coach Jeong Seon-min summoned the national team players from the 15th of last month. I trained with the players for nearly a month, but before the actual match, I had a bad fight in the final evaluation match. The return of Park Ji-soo was also useless.
Meanwhile, Korea was in Group A with China, New Zealand and Lebanon in the Asia Cup. Head coach Jeong Seon-min set the goal of second place in the group following China.