Soonchan Kwon, Daekyung Kim… 1st Place in 4 Seasons, Not Forgotten Contributor
The summit reached the top after 4 seasons. I didn’t forget the ‘process’.
Heungkuk Life Insurance walked the thorny road this season. In early January, coach Kwon Soon-chan was suddenly sacked. It was a decision with the influence of the ‘upper line’.
The squad is in chaos. Senior players did not hide their discomfort.
Head coach Lee Young-soo took over as acting manager, but left the team after one game, and coach Kim Dae-gyeong led the team. There was talk of appointing a new director, but it was overthrown.
Although it was in chaos, Heungkuk Life Insurance maintained its top rank by steadily accumulating victories.
A new coach came to Heungkuk Life Insurance in the middle of last month when the 5th round was in progress. Marcello Abondanza, who is from Italy and has a lot of managerial experience, has been appointed.
Heungkuk Life Insurance, who quickly built up victories while running 5 wins and 1 loss in the 5th round, overtook Hyundai Engineering & Construction, which caused a sensation of 15 consecutive wins in the opening, and became the leader스포츠토토. In the end, on the 15th, he won a shutout victory against IBK Industrial Bank of Korea and confirmed 1st place in the regular league.
It is the first time in four years since the 2018-2019 season that Heungkuk Life Insurance ranked first.
As it was a hard-won first place, Heungkuk Life Insurance remembered those who made the process together. Director Abondanza said, “I expected Heungkuk Life Insurance to take first place when I came to Korea.”
Kim Yeon-kyung remembered director Kwon Soon-chan. Kim Yeon-kyung said, “She is grateful to director Kwon Soon-chan, who was there before,” right after she was confirmed as No. 1, and she expressed her gratitude. In particular, Kim Yeon-kyung once again recalled the difficult situation when Kwon resigned from his position. Kim Yeon-gyeong said she was grateful, saying, “(Former director Kwon) had a hard time leaving, but Kim Hae-ran was able to persevere through the difficult times.”
Kim Yeon-kyung said, “It was questionable whether I could rise to first place this season,” and said, “There were obviously difficulties. While overcoming that, I managed the points in second place, and after rising to first place, there were good results. I think the players did a good job.” did.
Heungkuk Life Insurance will play the championship match from the 29th after playing the last game of the regular league against Hyundai E&C on the 19th.
Coach Abondanza said, “I plan to reinforce the players’ physical strength while resting, reorganize the volleyball system, and prepare for the game.” Kim Yeon-kyung said, “I hope that I will prepare well and lead to good results until the championship match.”