A Very Good ProductionThe team’s first TV interview in a studio.
- The Thai boys’ soccer team that got trapped in a cave earlier this year gave their first in-studio TV interview this week on “The Ellen Show,” in which they spoke about their experience being trapped, rescued, and realising the whole world was watching them.
- Via a translator, the boys said they only intended to be in the cave for one hour – until things went wrong.
- “The cave is usually a tourist attraction anyways. Some of the boys had never been in, and they decided to go in just to see what it’s like. They decided to go in for just an hour, but it took them longer than that,” the translator explained.
- The boys explained how rising waters complicated the matter. “At the intersection inside the cave, they just saw that the water had risen too high. So they knew then that they wouldn’t be able to get out,” the translator said.
- They had no food or water in the cave and said they subsisted off the clean water dripping off stalactites.
- The team measured time in the cave with a digital watch one boy had. That’s how they knew four boys had birthdays in the cave.
- None of them remember being rescued, which they said was an eight-hour process for each person, because they were sedated.
- Inside the cave, they didn’t know anything that was happening outside. They knew they were supported, but they didn’t realise the whole world was watching.
- While they were in the cave, the boys “weren’t scared and they always had hope.” They said they mainly stayed calm because their coach told them to pray and meditate.
- Watch the full interview below.
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