Running solo, the challenge continues

“I hope we learn what we can learn by recruiting a foreign coach.”

Heungkuk Life Insurance won the match against GS Caltex in the 5th round of the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League held at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul on the 19th with a set score of 3-1 (21-25, 25-18, 25-17, 25-23).스포츠토토

Kim Yeon-kyung raised the attack success rate by 55.56% and was responsible for 21 points. She was especially good at solving situations that led to a close fight in the 4th set. She comforted her teammates and boosted their morale. It was all the more meaningful because it was immediately after reaching No. 1. Now, Hyundai E&C, second place, has four points.

“Each game is important for both us and Hyundai E&C. The race for the playoffs is fierce. I would be lying if I said I didn’t care about Hyundai E&C. However, we try to accumulate points step by step. I have 7 games left, so I will do my best,” he said calmly.

Prior to the start of this game, Heungkuk Life Insurance announced the appointment of coach Marcello Abondanza. Kim Yeon-kyung said, “He is a world-famous director. The team atmosphere is positive. It was difficult to join during the season, but I am grateful that it went smoothly. It’s not much time left in the season, but I want to do well together.” He smiled brightly.

I have a deep relationship with Kim Yeon-kyung. From 2013 to 2017 she was with Fenerbahce. When asked if she had talked with director Marcello Abondanza, Kim Yeon-kyung said, “I thought my ears were bleeding,” making everyone laugh. She continued, “We talked a lot. I also met in 4 years,” he said. Kim Yeon-kyung said, “It is difficult to change the system. A lot of season has passed. So, I will do my best as a middle bridge so that I can quickly adapt to the team.”

Kim Yeon-kyung explained the story she had with the coach after the game. He said the coach said, “I was surprised by the enthusiasm for volleyball. I watched every game, and it’s amazing and great to see so many fans come and cheer. Looking forward to the future. He said, “I want to join as quickly as possible,” making everyone look forward to it.

It is Kim Yeon-kyung who said that he was worried about his retirement after the last game. He said, “I wasn’t the first to talk about retirement, but I was surprised too. Nothing has been decided yet. I will tell you when it is decided.”

Since Kim Yeon-kyung, who was in the world-class league, received numerous calls when coach Marcello Abondanza’s move was decided. He said, “Since he is a world-class master, coaches from other leagues have contacted him. Everyone said they were surprised,” he laughed. Kim Yeon-kyung said, “Director Barvolini, who came in the summer, also contacted me. Everyone seemed to have a good impression after seeing our league,” he expressed satisfaction.

Now, foreign coaches have been appointed for the two V-League women’s teams. How will he accept him who has experience playing in foreign leagues? He said, “Recently, there are no players going abroad. He said there are things he can learn from playing overseas. There is no such opportunity. I hope we learn what we can learn from recruiting foreign coaches. I wonder if my perspective and thoughts on volleyball will broaden. I want to think of it as a challenge for volleyball,” he said, ending the interview with a positive answer.

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