Goeido's Press Conference
When asked about his next goal, Goeido indicated it was to yusho, but
his stable master also added, "This is all meaningless if he doesn't
have a goal to reach Yokozuna." Other questions and answers from
the session are as follows:
How did you feel after the formal
I was quite relieved, but starting today I now have to refocus my
mindset as an Ozeki
Why did you choose the phrase "Yamato-damashi" (Japanese spirit) in
your acceptance statement?
I chose these words because they reflect the strong endurance and
graciousness of the Japanese people, and they convey my feelings in a
What are your thoughts on becoming an Ozeki?
I used to think that it was an existence above the clouds, but now "my
time has come at last."
You were touted as a possible Ozeki based on your amateur results.
I was always aiming for Ozeki, but it was rough not being able to
produce sufficient results for so long. Today was a reward for
What kind of image do you want to portray as an Ozeki?
I want to be an Ozeki who can exert full power with strong mental
What's your next goal?
The yusho. I will get closer to it as I drive harder at the tachi-ai and
conquer my speed issues.