Heungkuk Life Insurance coach Marcello Abondanza continued a relay of praise for the players of Bijujeon.
Heungkuk Life Insurance won the final match of the ‘Dodram 2022-2023 V-League’ against Hyundai E&C on the 19th and finished the season with 1st place in the regular league (27 wins, 9 losses, 82 points).
Appearing on the next day, the 20th, ‘Post Season 온라인바카라(PS) Media Day’, manager Abondanza’s expression was bright. When asked, “Did you rest well?”, he smiled, saying, “Of course. You rest better when you win than when you lose.
Coach Abondanza appointed a large number of non-jujeon players in the Hyundai E&C match. The goal was to conserve the stamina of the main players in preparation for the championship match. Kim “Double Po” Yeon-kyung, Yelena, and middle blockers Lee Joo-ah and Kim Na-hee were excluded from the selection, and Kim Da-eun and Park Hyeon-joo took the lead. The result was a great success. The two players played the game of life, each scoring 25 points, leading to a 3-1 victory. The performance of backup setter Kim Da-sol also stood out.
When asked about his memories of the day, coach Abondanza responded enthusiastically, “I was very satisfied. I couldn’t believe it. I didn’t expect such a performance.” He then praised Kim Da-eun, saying, “I was especially impressed with Da-eun Kim. I confirmed the positive parts of non-main players.”
Previously, director Abondanza had praised Kim Da-sol as soon as the Hyundai E&C exhibition was over. He said, “The players who didn’t have a chance did well. I’m especially satisfied with the setter’s performance.” It was a relay of public praise toward a specific player over two days.
The current power of Heungkuk Life Insurance, which is challenging the integrated championship, is evaluated as the best in the V-League. In addition to the offense by Kim Yeon-kyung and Yelena, the central wall supported by Lee Joo-ah and Kim Na-hee and the defense defended by libero Kim Hae-ran are solid. In addition, as backup resources Kim Da-eun and Park Hyeon-joo attacked and setter Kim Da-sol gained a sense of stability, Abondanza’s ‘replacement card’ became more useful.