General Manager Matsufuji of Japan, “Korea is really strong”

 “Korea is really strong.”

The Japanese men’s college selection lost to the Korean men’s college selection 72-78 in the final game of the 46th Korea-Japan University Basketball Tournament held at Yonsei University Gymnasium on the 21st. Japan recorded 1 win and 2 losses, postponing the chance to win the championship after 2017.

Japan took the lead in the early stages of all three matches of this tournament. On this day, too, at one point in the first quarter, they took a 14-7 lead. At the end of the second quarter, the lead was 42-33. However, the flow was lost because he could not score until the middle of the third quarter. In the middle of the 4th quarter, when the game was close, he could not score a goal on a fast break. After that, he lost 13 points in a row and eventually knelt down.

Japanese general manager Takaaki Matsufuji said after the game that day, “The Korean team was tenacious, played accurately, rebounded well, and was a good team.” He looked back on this tournament, saying, “I told him not to be intimidated because there are fans, but to play on his own.”

South Korea put Park Moo-bin, Moon Jung-hyun, and Yugi-sang on for more than 30 minutes. There were 6 players who played more than 20 minutes. Compared to this, only 1 player in Japan played for more than 30 minutes, and 8 players stepped on the court for more than 20 minutes.

When General Manager Matsufuji said that he seems to have hired players more evenly than in Korea, he said, “We put in players much more intensively than in yesterday’s game. It was because we wanted to win,” he replied.

When Japan took a 59-57 lead, they immediately counterattacked after failing to make a quick attack. Starting with this, they lost 13 points in a row. It was a scene that could be seen as a victory point.

General Manager Matsufuji said, “That was an important moment that changed the tide. Korea was really good at loose balls, rebounds, and finishers. I also got more free throws.”

Usually, when the competition is held, two referees for the home team and one referee for the away team would be assigned. This time, three Korean referees blew their whistles. In this game, it seemed that the decision was in favor of Korea.토토사이트

When commenting on this, general manager Matsufuji said, “I told the players to play with a determination so that no matter what decision they received, they would not ruin the basics or affect the game, and the players followed suit.” “Don’t fight with the referee, I told them not to protest against the decision, to play against the opponent, not to flirt with the judgment, and to play against the opponent without being offended.”

When asked about the achievements from this tournament, General Manager Matsufuji said, “These 3 games were a good experience for Japan. Korea is a really fast and strong team, so it was a good experience and study while dealing with them.” This defeat has been a great study and help.”

Director Matsufuji left the press conference with the words, “Korea is really strong.”