As you know, it wasn’t easy.”
On the 8th, in the 4th round women’s match of the ‘2022-23 season Dodram V-League’ held at the Hwaseong Indoor Gymnasium, Heungkuk Life Insurance beat IBK Industrial Bank with a set score of 3-1 ( 25-23, 30-28, 23-25, 26-24).
Heungkuk Life Insurance added 3 points, recording a cumulative 47 points so far. Currently, Hyundai E&C in the first round has 51 points. The team atmosphere is difficult, but they are consistently winning. Even if it is difficult to reverse the first round, unless there is an incident of losing in a row, it seems that the second place will be defended until the second half of the season.
On this day, Yelena scored the most points for both teams with 28 points, Da-eun Kim with 19 points, and Joo-ah Lee with 11 points.
Yelena recorded an attack success rate of 41.67%, and Kim Da-eun recorded a receiving efficiency of 63.89%, showing decent results.
Kim Hae-ran and Kim Da-eun, who met with reporters after the game, expressed their feelings about the victory, saying, “It was not an easy game, but we overcame it well and the players are happy with the result.”
On this day, Kim Yeon-kyung watched the game from the warm-up zone for the first time in her season due to poor physical condition. Kim Da-eun brilliantly filled the gap of Kim Yeon-kyung and played an active part.
Kim Da-eun said, “Before entering the game (Kim Yeon-kyung), my sister told me not to be too burdened and not to be stressed.” Also, regarding the receiving efficiency that was compliant, he said, “I first thought that (the ball) would come to me first,” and “Isn’t there a limit to helping by the side anyway? I tried to endure it myself, and I tried to keep my mind positive.”
Heungkuk Life Insurance, which was previously involved in the controversy over the dismissal of former coach Kwon Soon-chan, became controversial after the GS Caltex game on the 5th, revealing that Kim Yeon-kyung and Kim Hae-ran were determined and “there was an intervention in the appointment of players by the club.” 토토
As a result, Heungkuk Life Insurance appointed a new coach Kim Ki-joong and began to deal with the situation, but the team was already shaken psychologically once.
However, despite the difficult situation, the players came together tightly and recorded four consecutive victories.
In the interview room that day, Kim Hae-ran once again confessed his grievances, saying, “Actually, I only had a day or two after the last game. In this situation, Kim Yeon-kyung’s condition to endure together was also difficult.
Kim Hae-ran said, “(Kim) Yeon-kyung was also not feeling well. This and that kept overlapping and overlapping, so it was a bit difficult for me to hold on to my mind as a senior. As you know, it wasn’t easy.”
This difficult situation is special even for Yelena. Because of that, Yelena, who “wanted to win more,” made the team win by enduring Kim Yeon-kyung’s absence this time. One of the driving forces behind him is his father.
Yelena’s father, who is currently staying in Korea, visits his stadium and constantly watches and supports his daughter. Yelena said, “I’m really close with my dad, like a best friend,” and added, “I get a lot of positive energy because my father cooked a lot of delicious food while he was in Korea.”
He then said of the manager’s dismissal, “Of course it’s a confusing process, but I know that other players will have a harder time, so I’m trying to focus on overcoming it and getting along well.”