Kim Yeon-kyung, who emphasized the 1st place in ‘Anyway’, “Thank you, Director Kwon Soon-chan, Haeran unnie”
Volleyball Empress’ Kim Yeon-kyung confirmed her first place in the V-League regular league after 15 years and expressed her sincere thanks to the old command tower and the team’s oldest.
Heungkuk Life Insurance, led by Kim Yeon-kyung, won a set score 3-0 in an away game against IBK Industrial Bank in the 6th round of the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Women’s Division held at Hwaseong Gymnasium in Gyeonggi-do on the 15th.
With this victory, Heungkuk Life Insurance confirmed first place regardless of the results of the regular league final against Hyundai E&C on the 19th and went directly to the championship match. Kim Yeon-kyung was responsible for scoring 23 points, the most among both teams, and lived up to his name.
After the game, Kim Yeon-kyung said, “I use the expression ‘anyway’ a lot, but when it was difficult, the players united and overcame it.” He did well,” he said.
Kim Yeon-kyung’s season has been eventful. He returned to the V-League after 12 years in the 2020-2021 season, but played in the Chinese league last season after the championship was unsuccessful. He decided to return to the V-League for the 2022-2023토토사이트 season and agreed with coach Kwon Soon-chan, who newly took the helm of Heungkuk Life Insurance, but coach Kwon Soon-chan suffered an internal conflict at the beginning of the new year for reasons difficult to understand.
Immediately after joining the team in July, Kim Yeon-kyung expressed expectations, saying, “The volleyball coach Kwon is pursuing is firm and I think he will be able to show a different volleyball from the old Heungkuk Life Insurance.”
In January, when the team was running second, Heungkuk Life Insurance sent coach Kwon amidst the sophistry of a ‘difference in direction’, and Heungkuk Life players had no choice but to be greatly agitated. It is because of this that Kim Yeon-kyung mentioned the expression ‘anyway’ several times in her 1st place confirmation interview.
It was operated as an acting coach for more than a month until Marcello Abondanza, an Italian master coach, was appointed in the middle of last month, but it withstood a battle for the lead with Hyundai E&C.
Kim Yeon-kyung emphasized, “Anyway, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to coach Kwon Soon-chan. I think there were good results because coach Kwon did well from the off-season to the middle of the season.”
He also expressed his gratitude towards team senior Kim Hae-ran. It is the position that the team was able to go straight to the championship match thanks to Kim Hae-ran, who held the center as his eldest sister, in a situation where the team could be shaken after coach Kwon was sacked.
Kim Yeon-kyung said, “Haeran must have had a harder time than anyone else, but she was holding up well, so I think the players were not shaken and held up well.” I looked back.
She also added, “There were a lot of difficult things this season, but I am happy and proud because I overcame it and got good results. I did not expect or expect it, but the players did a good job.