“We are also very desperate”

Seoul SK won the combined championship in the 2021-2022 season. This is because Kim Seon-hyeong (187cm, G), Ahn Young-jun (195cm, F), Choi Jun-yong (200cm, F), and Jamil Warney (199cm, C) showed competitiveness in their positions.

However, the 2022-2023 season was a little different. Ahn Young-jun enlisted in the military, and Choi Jun-yong was not free from injuries from the off-season. It was a big break from SK that the two forwards who were in charge of offense, defense, and height fight were missing.

Even at the beginning of the 2022-2023 season, SK felt the 온라인카지노 gap between the two forwards. 4 wins 8 losses. It wasn’t like the defending champion. Like the 2018-2019 season, I had to worry about being eliminated from the playoffs immediately after winning.

However, SK started beating up from the middle of the season. In the second half of the season, Choi Jun-yong left and faced another crisis, but won all 6 rounds of the regular season. Won all 3 semifinal playoff games and 3 semifinal playoff games. He entered the championship match with the best atmosphere of ’15 consecutive wins’.

SK took the first game. However, I missed both the 2nd and 3rd games. This is because he could not handle the dominance of Oh Se-geun (200cm, C) and the defensive power of Moon Seong-gon (195cm, F).

However, SK regained its strength from the 4th game. SK coach Jeon Hee-cheol changed the atmosphere with an irregular lineup (a lineup that does not include Kim Seon-hyeong and Jamil Warney in the starting lineup) and a 3-2 variant regional defense. In the 5th game, KGC Ginseng Corporation was caught in a similar way.

SK Bench’s irregular operation is excellent, but it is the players who execute the operation. Seonhyung Kim and Warney led the operation as a one-two punch, and the mannequins consisting of Choi Won-hyeok (182cm, G) – Choi Seong-won (184cm, G) – Oh Jae-hyeon (185cm, G) did their part in the 4th and 5th games.

There is another hidden contributor. Choi Bu-gyeong (200 cm, F). In an invisible place, I kept bumping into KGC Ginseng Corporation players. He did not spare his body for dirty work such as screen and defense, box out and assist defense.

As a result, Bukyung Choi’s body is full of scars. In particular, in his last 5 games, he was hit in the face a lot while on defense. There were quite a few bruises on Choi’s face.

After training on the afternoon of the 4th, Choi Bu-gyeong said, “We finished the 6th and 4th playoffs in the 3rd game, but there was no easy game. Every match was bloody. So he said before the championship match, ‘Are we okay with our bodies? I had a question mark, “Will I show good performance against KGC Ginseng Corporation, which achieved wire-to-wire?”

He continued, “After the first game well, the question marks changed to exclamation marks. And I thought that if we just followed the instructions of the players’ coach, we could win… but then we lost the second and third games. I thought I would do that in the 2nd game, but after the 3rd game, I thought, ‘If I do this, I will definitely lose’. That’s why I emphasized that you shouldn’t be pushed back in fighting spirit and fighting spirit.”

“The final stage of the playoffs is the championship match. I thought it was a war. Armed with that mindset, the series went 2 wins and 2 losses. If we won the first match with the power of (Kim) Seon-hyung and Warnie, we could win the fourth match by helping each other. I thought I could win as long as I did the 4th game, and I caught the 5th game,” he looked back at the 4th and 5th games.

However, Choi Bu-gyeong was not drunk on the victory until the 5th game. “KGC Ginseng Corporation is on the precipice. I will wring out my last strength. we have to fight our own Do what you normally do, but don’t be pushed back in a battle of nerves. Because it is a small area, I have to focus more,” he said, considering the 6th game more important.

SK made the series 3 wins and 2 losses. With just one more win, we can achieve two consecutive victories for the first time in club history. Since it was much tougher than the 2021-2022 season, SK’s win could be valuable.

It is Choi Boo-kyung who wants to focus more on the 6th game. However, Choi Bu-kyung wants to do that because he wants to win. That is why, “(Oh) Se-geun hyung said in an interview that he was ‘desperate for victory’. But we are also very desperate. He emphasized his urgency, saying, “The more the outline of the series comes out, the more desperate it is.”

After that, “Even at the beginning of the series, there were many excited and depressed players. However, as time goes by, it seems that the players’ wills come together as one. Even if I don’t raise my voice, it seems to be aware of the earnestness of winning the championship. Although the interview was concluded in a quiet tone, I could feel Bukyung Choi’s resolute determination. The core of the resolute resolution was ‘winning’.

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