WATCH: Shohei Ohtani's withdrawal against Mike Trout, described by Japanese television

&WATCH: Shohei Ohtani’s takedown vs Mike Trout as described by TV ;Japanese TV


Shohei Ohtani's strikeout to teammate Mike Trout, which helped Japan win the World Baseball Classic against the United States on Tuesday night in Miami, will be remembered by many. The Japanese phenomenon already guesses that it will be one of his greatest memories at the end of his career. The description of the final withdrawal, on Japanese television, will also be remembered. 

“It's definitely at the top of my best career moments,” the 28-year-old Japanese commented in an interview with the American network Fox Sports. It was a historic end to the game, an extraordinary scenario and situation. More than anything before, I enjoyed this tournament.”

“I didn't expect him to be the last batter of the game, I knew it was a possibility, but it's still incredible,” added Ohtani, of his final confrontation against Trout, his teammate of the Los Angeles Angels. I have been playing with him for several years now. Seeing him come up to bat, I knew better than anyone how fantastic he is as a baseball player. I had to do my best to pull it off.” 

In the press conference, Trout showed wisdom.

“As a baseball fan, everyone wanted to see it and he won the first round,” agreed the American, adding that he had probably had the most enjoyable 10 days of his life during this World Classic . 

An inspiring message

Ohtani, who excels both on the mound and at bat, had delivered an inspiring message for his teammates before the start of this final won 3-2 by the Japanese.

“Stop admiring them, he had said. If you admire them, you cannot surpass them. We came here to surpass them, to reach the top. For a day, drop your admiration for them and just think about winning.”

“We knew they had superstars, from batting first through ninth,” Ohtani said, when asked to revisit the content of his speech on Fox Sports. All Japanese know them. But I didn't want us to be passive, it is possible to show respect, but at the same time, you have to be aggressive and confident. That's what I wanted to say to my teammates before the start of the match.”

Following the meeting, Ohtani expressed the wish that this victory could have a positive impact on the youngsters. Japan baseball players.