Sports Hochi has posted comments taken from Dae-Ho Lee's press conference yesterday.
What are your thoughts now that you have decided to join?
I am honored to be joining Orix. I had a tough time making this decision, but I thought it was time to man up and take the challenge. As a hitter that was born in Korea, I want to show everyone I can also do well in Japan.
There have been a couple of cases where Korean hitters have gone to Japan and failed.
I do not think Seung-Yeop Lee and Tae-Kyun Kim failed. I have confidence. I will return [to Korea] next year after having a good season.
What is your ideal weight?
Between 125 and 130. I climb mountains in the morning, swim in the afternoon, and lift weights at night and right now I weigh about 130. I would like to be under 125 when I go to Japan.
Your thoughts on Okada-kantoku?
He was kind like a father. It was the first time we met, but he made me feel relaxed.
Which Orix players do you know?
It is only through TV, but T-Okada. He is big and has a goatee and looks a little scary, but after I learned he was younger than me, I [found him to be endearing]. I would like to become friends with him.