Conceded 5 consecutive points in the 1st set, 24-21 Player reprimanded for 0-3 loss to Korean Air
Hyundai Capital manager Choi Tae-woong lost in thought during the Korean Air game
Men’s Volleyball How long will Hyundai Capital’s ‘fear of flying’ last?
Hyundai Capital was helplessly defeated with a set score of 0-3 in the Korean Air match held at Gyeyang Gymnasium in Incheon on the 17th, losing all three matches this season.
He was ahead 24-21 in the first set, but lost 5 points in a row due to 3 consecutive errors and lost the first set. In the aftermath, he bowed helplessly in the 2nd and 3rd sets.
Hyundai Capital’s record against Korean Air in the regular season is absolutely inferior, with 3 wins and 18 losses since the 2020-2021 season.
Hyundai Capital, which is currently in 6th place due to its uneven performance this season, seemed to have an opportunity to turn things around with its recent two consecutive wins, but fell again, unable to overcome Korean Air’s wall.
Hyundai Capital coach Choi Tae-woong, who criticized the team in a strong tone several times during strategy time during the game, increased the level of criticism after the game ended.
Coach Choi said, “I have constantly said that I need to become a true professional player, but I don’t think I should just say it. “I think it would be a good idea to let him feel it with his body,” he said.
He continued, “At first, I thought the reason I felt burdened and pressured in the stadium was because I was soft-hearted. However, he pointed out, “I feel like that because I lack skills.”
Hyundai Capital manager Taewoong Choi shakes hands with Korean Air manager Tommy Tilikainen after the game.
Hyundai Capital has been in the midst of a generational change in recent years.
Coach Choi wants to usher in a second golden age with promising young players such as Heo Soo-bong, Hong Dong-seon, Kim Myeong-gwan, and Kim Seon-ho as the main players.
Many of them are selected for the national team and are recognized as the future of Korean volleyball.
However, Coach Choi said, “These are players who went to the national team with only grand names. “I even wonder if I’m ruining Korean volleyball by having many of our players play for the national team,” he said. “I’ve done a lot from the system to the mindset to improve, but it’s not working no matter how many times I try everything.” “I’m at a crossroads,” he said, expressing his sense of desperation.
The targets of Coach Choi’s criticism are young players in their early or mid-20s.
He said, “I don’t know how much hard work and sweat the seniors put into training and effort to win. However, young players seem to think, “If you come to Hyundai Capital, you will win,” he said.
Also, “I don’t like harassing players with intense retaliatory training.” However, it seems that character education alone is not enough to create passion,” he said. “If this continues, the representative players from our team will fail again in the national team.” “We have already increased the amount of training, and now it seems we need to increase the intensity of the training as well,” he announced. 19가이드03