Acting Lotte manager Lee Jong-woon “We will escape from losing streaks and create an atmosphere of rebound”
After 8 years since 2015, the ‘temporary’ Lotte baton… mission to rectify the atmosphere
Lee Jong-woon (57), acting coach of the Lotte Giants, visited Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park in Daejeon on the 29th,
where the match against the Hanwha Eagles will be held. 바카라사이트
This is because former manager Larry Sutton voluntarily resigned due to health problems,
the ‘heavy’ baton to lead the remaining 36 games of the regular season was handed over to Lee, who kept the bench as head coach.
Acting Lee said at a press conference with reporters after the game was canceled due to rain, “I am embarrassed to suddenly come to the 1st team as a head coach and then suddenly take over as an acting manager.
I accepted it because I thought I had to do it,” he said.
Lee, who directed Lotte Giants for one season in 2015, said about his past experience, “A lot of time has passed since then.
It doesn’t mean much that he was the manager at that time.”
As Acting Lee took the baton, Lotte’s head coach position became vacant.
Lotte decided to play the rest of the season without appointing a separate head coach.
The Lotte team, including general manager Seong Min-gyu, asked Lee to help the team and play a good game.
Acting Lee said, “My mission right now is to create an atmosphere where I can get out of a losing streak and rebound.
There are still enough games left.
The players will also feel responsible (for their poor performance).”
Acting Lee, who met former manager Sutton before moving to Daejeon, said, “It is our responsibility for not supporting him well.
All I could do was say sorry.”
Top of League
Lotte, which had been at the top of the league until May, saw its performance plummet from June, and in the process, some coaches’ protests broke out.
At the beginning of this month, the atmosphere seemed to rebound for a while, but after falling to 7th place in the league with 7 consecutive losses, former manager Sutton stepped down.
Acting Lee pointed out that “the pitching imbalance was the biggest problem,” and then diagnosed the problem, saying, “The pitchers pitched well in their own way.
However, the details in the defense were a little lacking.”
I ordered the players to feel responsible and do their best until the end.
Acting Lee said, “Before the players leave for Daejeon, (Sutton) is not a problem to shoulder alone.
We must take it seriously that we all have a responsibility.
As there are fans who support us, we will do our best in every game in good shape.
“Let’s do our best,” he said.
Above all, he emphasized, “I don’t think I deserve to be a professional if I don’t feel responsible for the poor performance even though the fans are cheering me on.
The ‘key players’ selected by Lee to change the atmosphere are veteran players such as Jeon Jun-woo, Ahn Chi-hong, and Jung Hoon.
Acting Lee said, “It is the veteran who plays the role at this time.
Even if it is difficult, the seniors said to show a little better, ” he said.