Asian Games Kim Seon-hyung “I Told you to just Trust me”… Jeon Seong-hyun "I will not let Down my Guard" Chu Il Seung-ho departs for Hangzhou, China to participate in the Asian Games on the 23rd and plays the first match of Group D against Indonesia on the 26th... Korea-Japan match on the 30th “I told you to just trust me. Haha.” **[스포츠토토](** Kim Seon-hyeong (SK), the national men's basketball team member who is participating in his third Asian Games, laughed heartily and said he said this to his juniors. The Korean men's national basketball team, led by coach Chu Il-seung, departs for Hangzhou, China through Incheon International Airport on the afternoon of the 23rd to win its first Asian Games gold medal in nine years. The men's basketball team is in Group D of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games group stage, and will compete with Indonesia on the 26th at 6:30 PM in the first game, followed by Qatar on the 28th and Japan on the 30th to advance to the tournament. Kim Seon-hyung won a gold medal at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games and a bronze medal at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games. As a senior member of the national team, Kim Seon-hyung said, “I told my juniors not to feel too much pressure just because it was a big competition and to enjoy it,” and then smiled brightly, saying, “I told them to just trust me.” At the same time, he raised expectations for a medal, saying, "In 2014, organizational strength was our strength, but now the players' individual skills seem to have improved." [Kim Seon-hyung]( said, “As I leave for Hangzhou, the decisive battle site, my will and fire are boiling in my heart. “I will use that spark to perform well in China,” said Kim Seon-hyung, who heard the news of the men’s volleyball team being eliminated in the round of 12. “This is definitely a tournament where we cannot let down our guard. “First of all, my first goal is to pass the preliminaries in first place,” he said. Regarding Japan, who will face them in the third game of Group D in the group stage, he said, "I only watched and cheered from the bench in the Korea-Japan match last July, but the juniors showed a very competitive performance," and added, "I have never lost to Japan as a player." “I think I will continue the momentum,” he said, showing confidence. Kim Seon-hyung, who heard stories about China's territoriality from his older brothers who participated in the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, said, "It is my role to psychologically comfort the juniors," and added, "I will definitely come back with a yellow medal around my neck for the hard work I have done." Heo Hoon (Managing Director) showed his determination to win the gold medal in this competition as he won a bronze medal in the previous competition. Heo Hoon said, “Of course I have to win the gold medal. I will run as hard as I can and show good results.” Heo Hoon, who is scheduled to return to his original team, KT, after completing his military service in November, took care of the team's juniors by calling Moon Jeong-hyun, who was ranked first overall in the 2023 rookie player draft and wearing a KT uniform, "kt!" Heo Hoon expressed his motivation, saying, “Moon Jeong-hyun came to KT as the first pick in the first round, and we will play well together at KT in the future and aim for the championship.” Upon hearing the news that the men's volleyball team was eliminated in the round of 12, [Heo Hoon]( was surprised and said, "I think we need to be careful because this is a tournament with so many variables. I suddenly feel nervous," and predicted, "If we beat the Philippines and China, there will be a good result." Jeon Seong-hyun (Sono), considered the best shooter in Korea, will be on stage at the Asian Games for the first time. Jeon Seong-hyun couldn't hide his excitement, saying, "I'm more excited than nervous." Jeon Seong-hyun, who said, “The Asian Games is a competition I really want to participate in,” said, “If it had been held last year, I would not have been able to participate due to injury, but I am honored to have been lucky enough to go (due to being postponed by a year). As it is a competition I am greedy for, I will do my best to win a medal. “I will bring it,” he promised. He smiled and said, "The other team will not have any data about me. So if I just do what I do, it will work out," and then said, "Rather than practicing something different from usual, I practiced shooting a lot more," and said about his preparation for the Asian Games. Jeon Seong-hyun, who played in an evaluation match against Japan held at Jamsil Student Gymnasium in Songpa-gu, Seoul last July, said, "Even though my condition was only about 70% due to marriage and club issues (Day One at the time), I had a strong feeling that Japan was not a particularly difficult opponent." He said he would show his best performance in the upcoming group match between Korea and Japan. Regarding his chemistry with his teammate Lee Jeong-hyun (Sono), who was also on the national team, he said, "We know each other well so I have no worries," but added, "It is unfortunate that key forwards Moon Seong-gon (kt) and Song Kyo-chang (Sangmu) are missing. It is a big loss of power. “But I think other players will have to step up one or two more steps to fill the gap.” Regarding Coach Chu Il-seung's mention of running the game more quickly through guards instead of attacking with tall forwards, he joked, "I'm not fast, so that's a big problem, right?" and then added, "I've been preparing steadily, so I'll trust the coach and do well." "He promised. [Jeon Seong-hyun]( also conveyed the team's enthusiasm for winning the Asian Games gold medal. He confidently said, "About half of the entrants are players whose military issues have not yet been resolved. I expect those players with clear motivation to show something," and added, "On the day of entry, I will wear a gold medal around everyone's neck."