The two provide slightly different comments from Hirose.
Nikkan Sports: "I thought staying with Hiroshima was the best option. I struggled in my 20s, went through a lot of difficult times. I hope that I can grow into a better player in my 30s. And I decided I wanted to do that with the Carp."
Daily Sports: "I was a distraction for the team this year and was left with feelings of disappointment. Whatever the kind of contract, it is a year-to-year battle. I want to use the troubles I went through in my 20s as fodder to help me grow in my 30s."