KEPCO in the professional volleyball men’s division had a difficult time in the middle of this season, falling into a 9-game losing streak. Last year, from the Woori Card match on December 3rd to the Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance match on January 5th, they struggled without winning a single win.
However, KEPCO coach Kwon Young-min emphasized that the team atmosphere is always good even during the losing streak. He also spared no effort to encourage the players not to burden them with victory.
Currently, they are competing fiercely to advance into spring volleyball, which is unknown. Although it is behind the 3rd place Woori Card (41 points) in the number of wins, it is tied for 4th place (41 points). However, they are in a situation where they have to break away from the pursuit of 5th place OK Financial Group (39 points), which is chasing by 2 points.
KEPCO will play an away game against OK Financial Group in the 5th round of the 2022-2023 Dodram V League men’s division held at Sangnoksu Gymnasium in Ansan, Gyeonggi-do on the 16th. It is an important game to gain an advantage in advancing to spring volleyball.
Coach Kwon, who met with reporters before the game, said, “Even when we lost 9 games in a row, the atmosphere was good. But it will be psychologically good for the players only if we rise to third place.” I didn’t bring it out, but the players will know it’s an important game.”
KEPCO won the match against Woori Card in the previous match after a full set match. I gave up two sets first, but I reversed it by winning three sets. Director Kwon looked back and said, “Veterans such as Seo Jae-deok, Shin Young-seok, and Kim Kwang-guk did well in difficult situations. We overcame difficult situations as a team.”
Ha Seung-woo, the main setter, showed a sluggish appearance in the previous Woori Card match, but he will start in the game today. Director Kwon said, “I am the main setter and I believe that he will do well, so I have no intention of changing the starting setter.” 스포츠토토
The physical burden is heavy because they have been dragged to the 5th set in the last two games in a row. However, coach Kwon said, “I’m worried, but I think other teams are the same,” and said, “I’ve reduced the amount of training, and I’ll be fine with a good rest.”
Regarding the part to be wary of against OK Financial Group on this day, he said, “First of all, we have to be careful with Leo. We have to be careful not only with the serve, but also with all attacks.” I guess,” he said.