Exactly two years ago, Choo Shin-soo, who decided to step on the Korean stage after 20 years, had a clear goal. Championship. And, having achieved that goal in two years, he speaks of a new beginning, not an end, even at the age of 40.
Choo Shin-soo, who had said ‘I feel like crying’ even before winning the championship, was in tears several times after winning the Korean Series. Choo Shin-soo, who knew there would be tears in his eyes, but laughed, saying, “It didn’t seem like it was there.” I looked back.
Choo Shin-soo said, “It was more than I thought. The championship is also a championship, but I like that title. The history of SSG Landers’ first championship cannot be bought or changed with money. It is very meaningful that it remains in KBO history like this.” said.
Now, the image of Choo Shin-soo as ‘SSG winning member’ has become stronger than ‘Major Leaguer’ Choo Shin-soo. Choo Shin-soo said, “Since I have been living in Incheon, everywhere I go, they recognize me and congratulate me. did,” he said.
Choo Shin-soo, who joined from the demonstration game in 2021 and received elbow surgery last year, digests a normal spring camp with the team for the first time this year. Choo Shin-soo, whom I met at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex in Vero Beach, Florida, USA, expressed her satisfaction with the facilities and environment of this camp.
Choo Shin-soo said, “Since I haven’t been able to hold the camp normally, I think there was something rushed and urgent. This year, I feel really comfortable. It’s very close to the feeling I had when I was in the US. I think I’m preparing well because I have relatively free time.” said.
In a familiar environment, Shin-soo Choo, who is the most experienced player, should be able to relax, but he trained more rigorously than anyone else. The time to start individual exercise is 5:30 in the morning. To start exercising at that time, you have to wake up at 4:40. Juniors also stuck out their tongues.
Nevertheless, Choo Shin-soo said, “It is late compared to when I was in the United States.” He said, “Even if I go to sleep early, I sleep at 12 o’clock, so I tend to sleep for 4-5 hours a day. I’m the type of person who doesn’t sleep, but I’m a person who thinks that sleep is just about dying.” 슬롯사이트
Choo Shin-soo said, “I’m a human being too, so I’m tired, and there are times when I want to sleep more on the excuse of being tired. But since I’ve been like that all my life, if I don’t keep it even for a day, I feel like the things I’ve been doing while playing are just going back to ‘nothing’.” I know that excuses don’t work, so I continued my career like that, and I’m still doing that.”
Coach Won-hyeong Kim plans to increase Shin-soo Choo’s participation in the outfield this season. In the 6 consecutive matches a week, Hanyu Island will be in charge of 4 games and Choo Shin-soo will be in charge of 2 games. Choo Shin-soo, who had a sense of debt last year that other outfielders took on more burdens while he was unable to play defense, is looking forward to ‘being more helpful to the team’.
Choo Shin-soo said, “Yuseom and other outfielders had a hard time. Because I know that, I underwent surgery last year even though I was not young. Certainly, since I am a bit older, the process is a bit slow, but I am preparing well step by step.” I think this year will be a bit better.”