Korea Women’s National Volleyball Team head coach Cesar Hernandez clarified the “accountability theory” saying, “It means that I will try to improve the team.
The team will depart for Poland on Thursday via Incheon International Airport, where they will compete in the Paris 2024 Olympic Qualifiers in Łódź, Poland, from Sept. 16-24. After the qualifiers, the team will travel to Hangzhou for the Asian Games.
Korean women’s volleyball has been going through a tough time lately. They were swept in the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) for the second year in a row and finished sixth at the Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship, where they were looking to rebound. With Olympic qualifiers and the Asian Games coming up, the team is in desperate need of a rebound.
In the midst of this, Coach Cesar shared his thoughts on ‘accountability’ before leaving the country.
“I will take responsibility for the results,” he said after the team suffered back-to-back losses in the VNL. Some interpreted this to mean that Cesar would relinquish the baton depending on the outcome, such as the failure to qualify for the Paris Olympics.
However, the intention of the comment was a little different according to the coach himself.
“I will explain more specifically today about what I said I would take responsibility for,” he said, “I was the one who selected the players and prepared for the game with them, so I meant that I would also take responsibility for how to improve or change the team if the results were not good.”
“As a national team coach, my biggest desire is for Korea to do well,” he added.
Cesar also shared his thoughts and goals for the next two important tournaments leading up to the Paris Olympic Qualifiers and the Asian Games.
Korea was placed in Group C of the Paris Olympic Qualifiers alongside eight other teams, including Italy, Poland, and the United States. They need to finish in the top two of the group after pool play to qualify. The team will play its first game against Italy at 3:45 a.m. on Nov. 17 and its second game against Poland at 0:30 a.m. on Nov. 18.
“It will be an uphill battle, but we will prepare to win the first two matches against Italy and Poland. But if we don’t win, we will change our entire qualification plan and use the time to prepare for what options we have at the Asian Games.”
Realistically, the team’s chances of qualifying are slim, which means they will change their goals depending on the outcome of their first two matches.토토사이트
Meanwhile, Cesar reflected on the Asian Women’s Volleyball Championships, where the team finished in sixth place. Initially, the team aimed to reach the quarterfinals and turn the tournament around, but the disappointing result left them with a bigger shock.
“The biggest reason why we didn’t make it to the quarterfinals is because we lost our first match against Vietnam. “We won two sets and were ahead in the third set before losing the match,” he said, adding that he was determined to avenge the loss and aim for a medal at the upcoming Asian Games.