Runner-up Kim Sang-woo “Depressed players now have confidence and will
Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance lost by a set score of 1-3 in the men’s final of the 2023 Gumi Dodram Cup Pro Volleyball Tournament OK Financial Group held at the Park Chung-hee Gymnasium in Gumi, Gyeongbuk on the 13th and stayed in runner-up.
Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, which aimed for the top of the cup competition for the first time in five years after the Boryeong and Jecheon tournaments in 2018, had to be satisfied with the runner-up. Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance won the runner-up for the fourth time following 2006, 2009, and 2012.
In an interview after the match, head coach Kim Sang-woo said, “The players gained confidence through this tournament, and the achievement was great.안전놀이터 ” Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, which was at the bottom with 7th place last season, showed a different aspect through this tournament. Coach Kim said, “The players were depressed after the end of last season, but during the preparation process and this tournament, the atmosphere improved, confidence grew, and determination became stronger.”
Coach Kim expressed regret over the content of the game that day. “Overall, OK’s performance was good,” he said. “We made mistakes that we didn’t normally make and seemed to feel the pressure of a big game. OK had good defense and good decision-making.”
Coach Kim plans to use Park Seong-jin, who played an active role in this tournament, in the upcoming V-League. The challenge is how to appoint Park Seong-jin along with foreign players Yosubani and Eddie. He said, “It is homework to match the combination,” and “Yosbani and Eddy are aggressive, but if Park Sung-jin grows up, another puzzle will arise. I will try to make it well.”