Seung-seok Kwak of Incheon Korean Air Jumbos, the winning team in the men’s professional volleyball team, showed his will to advance to the finals at the Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship next year. Kwak Seung-seok expressed his displeasure at Dmitri Mushalsky (Russia)’s remarks during the tournament.
Korean Air defeated Bayanghongor (Mongolia) 3-0 (25-21 25-23 25-18) in the 7th-8th place match held at ISA Sports City Stadium in Manama, Bahrain on the 21st (local time). won with
With this, Korean Air finished this tournament with 4 wins and 3 losses. Korean Air, which advanced to the quarterfinals with 2 wins and 1 loss in the group stage, only recorded 1 win and 1 loss in the quarterfinals. In the 5th to 8th place match that followed, they won 1 win and 1 loss and finished the tournament in 7th place.
Kwak Seung-seok, captain of this tournament, said in an interview after the game, “I decided not to dwell on winning or losing because experience was the goal from the beginning anyway, but everyone made an effort to win, but it’s very regrettable.”
Regarding next year’s tournament, Kwak Seung-seok said, “I heard that it will be held in Japan next year. I heard rumors that Tommy definitely wants to be an elite member.”
He continued, “I think there is definitely something to be experienced by working with players with different physical conditions like the national team,” he said.
Kwak Seung-seok said, “I felt bad because I thought that not only our team but also Korean volleyball were ignored by Mushalski (Russia), who played for Suntory Sunbirds in Japan, and evaluated Korean Air as the lowest level in the Japanese league. They also contacted me saying they were angry,” he said. In an interview with Korean reporters after defeating Korean V-League champions Korean Air on the 18th, Mushalski said, “To be honest, when asked to compare Korean Air’s performance with Japanese league teams, he said, “To be honest, I’m at the level of 9th, 10th, and 11th. ” he replied. There are 10 men’s teams in Japan’s V-League. It means that it is at the lowest level in the Japanese league.
Regarding Iranian national team member Saber Kazemi, whom he played for the Kuwait Sporting Club the previous day, Kwak Seung-seok said, “I was left-handed, but the players were a bit surprised by an unexpected angle. I was a little surprised,” he said.
Regarding wing spiker Lee Joon, who was the main player in this tournament, Kwak Seung-seok said, “I thought Jun-yi’s offensive power was definitely good from the beginning. Since he didn’t get a lot of opportunities, he had a lot of experience this time, so he must have felt it.” I will become a better player if I come back and make up for my shortcomings through more practice.”메이저놀이터
Kwak Seung-seok said, “I think it’s difficult because there are so many things to take care of.” “If you’re not the captain, you just have to do your own thing, but you have to take care of your kids and younger siblings. It was a bit difficult to adjust,” he said.
He made a playful comment about replacing the role of captain Han. Kwak Seung-seok said, “Originally (Player Han) was not supposed to come here, so now I thought he was going to the Kwak Seung-seok system, but (Player Han) came saying that you were still far away.” said.