Hyundai Capital coach Choi Tae-woong “lost concentration” after losing a full set despite winning one or two sets

Hyundai Capital head coach Choi Tae-woong expressed his satisfaction with the victory.

Hyundai Capital, led by Choi, won a hard-fought 3-2 (25-18 30-28 23-25 15-25 15-11) set victory over KB Insurance in the third round of the Dodram 2023-2024 V League Men’s Division on Thursday at Yugusun Gymnasium in Cheonan.

With two more points, Hyundai Capital secured 15 points and remained in sixth place, one point ahead of KB Insurance (14 points).

After winning the first two sets, the team struggled in the third and fourth sets.

After the match, Coach Choi said, “It’s a good experience for the young players to win in five sets. The things we prepared in the beginning came out well, but we lost our focus after the middle. I hope the players will watch the replay and use it as an opportunity to grow again.”

Hong Dong-seon, who played in place of Jeon Kwang-in, who had an ankle injury, scored 16 points in the win. Choi added, “Dong-sun didn’t get many opportunities. He should have grown up faster, but I think he took the opportunity. I have positive thoughts for the generation change. She can do better. I’m looking forward to it.”

This season, Choi has been utilizing Heo as an outside hitter. Surprisingly, her reception is good, but her offense hasn’t come to life. “I’m surprised that it’s backwards. I’m good at receiving, but I can’t attack well. I wonder if I chose the wrong major when I entered the university. I don’t think I’m used to being an outside hitter yet, but when I’m good, I’m good. If I keep working on it, I think I can play outside hitter for the national team.”

On the other hand, KB Insurance coach Hoo In-jung, who pushed the match to five sets despite losing the first two sets, said, “Our reception was too bad. We had no choice but to concede, but in the third and fourth sets, we couldn’t receive. Certainly, we had difficulties in hitting and receiving today.”

On the same day, Hu protested at length about the first set over net. “I don’t think it’s right according to my common sense, but the referee and the supervisor said it was right. I’ll have to look into it later,” he said.


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