“We have to hold on until Lee So-young comes back.”
Head coach Ko Hee-jin knows the importance of one point. The team missed out on spring volleyball last season by one point. The team hasn’t been to the postseason since the 2017-18 season, when it was part of the former KGC Ginseng Corporation. That’s the longest streak for both men and women.
Speaking at the Dodram 2023-24 V-League Women’s Media Day at Hotel Rivera Cheongdam in Seoul on Wednesday, head coach Ko Hee-jin said, “Our players are determined. They trained a lot. I can confidently say that the players have trained enough to be confident. I think it’s just a matter of showing it on the court.” “That’s why I’m looking forward to it. I knew I had to figure it out. I’m going to start with myself.”
“The key player on our team is our setter, Yeom Hye-sun. She has a strong will. She had her ups and downs in the Cup, and we talked a lot about that. I’m hoping she’ll do well. Now it’s time to show it. I hope she will perform as well as she deserves to as a setter.”
Captain and ace Lee So-young has been sidelined since the start of the season with a shoulder injury. Park Hye-min, Lee Sun-woo, and Kim Se-sein will have to step up alongside Megawatti Pertiwi and Giovanna Milana.
Coach Ko Hee-jin said, “So-young has started ball training. She is also working on her defense. I’ll put her in when I feel like it’s perfect. We’ll discuss it with the players.” “Until So-young comes, we have to hold on. We can’t fall in the first or second round. It’s important for Park Hye-min, Lee Sun-woo, and Kim Se-in to play well. I think Hye-min will go in first, but she’s been working really hard, so I’m looking forward to it,” he said encouragingly.
“Rookie Kwak Sun-ok also has good defense. However, his offense is not yet there. She’s doing a good job on defense, so I think she can be used as a substitute.” 메이저사이트
Middle blockers Jung Ho-young and Park Eun-jin and outside hitter Lee Sun-woo only recently joined the team after a long international schedule. They are not yet fully fit.
Coach Ko Hee-jin said, “We have to play long races, and I can’t say I’m in good shape. But I’m glad she came without any injuries. I’m having her train with weights whenever she has time.”
In conclusion, Ko said, “There are no easy teams this season. I can’t point to one team,” he said, “but our goal is to win the championship. I’ve always heard that we have a lot of ups and downs, but I think we can be a favorite to win the championship if we play the way we want.”