The masters were also different. Heungkuk Life Insurance coach Marcello Abondanza, who led the regular league first place after three weeks in office, gave coach Kim Dae-kyung the credit for going directly to the championship.
Heungkuk Life Insurance won the away game against IBK Industrial Bank in the 6th round of the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Women’s Division held at Hwaseong Indoor Gymnasium on the 15th with a set score of 3-0.
Heungkuk Life Insurance recorded 26 wins and 9 losses (79 points) in the season, and regardless of the result of the remaining one game, it confirmed first place in the regular league. It was the moment when he won a direct ticket to the championship after 4 seasons after the 2018-2019 season when he won the championship.
Coach Abondanza, who took the baton of Heungkuk Life Insurance on the 19th of last month, debuted at the Korea Expressway Corporation on the 23rd and recorded 4 wins and 2 losses in 6 games, leading the team to first place in the regular league in 3 weeks.
The following is a Q&A with coach Abondanza, who stands tall as the coach of the top team.
-How do you feel about the first place?
I really liked the match. I feel very good. It feels good to win, but there are still interesting challenges ahead. I will celebrate today and tomorrow, take a rest, and run towards my next goal.
-If I had to pick a player who had been honored.
It’s been a while since I came먹튀검증, so it’s hard to tell you about a specific player. Everyone has to work hard for good results. Of course, it is easy to say that Kim Yeon-kyung and Yelena did well, but the team must work hard for good results.
– Coach Ho-cheol Kim praised the European style of volleyball.
Coach Kim Ho-chul knows the European volleyball style well. He has a reason for saying that. After he took office, he tried to dress in European style, but he couldn’t wear much because he had just arrived. He slowly tries to color me. I don’t think he will be able to show my colors until next season.
-Did he expect first place when he was appointed?
When he arrived, he expected to win. Our team was already in a good position, and there was a good role of acting manager Kim Dae-kyung. Personally, this win means a lot to me. I didn’t spend the season with Heungkuk Life Insurance from the beginning, but since there aren’t many foreign coaches in the V-League, it’s more meaningful and I’m happy.
– How do you plan to prepare for the championship?
“To be honest, I couldn’t check the Hyundai E&C game well. Also, the opponent for the championship match is not certain. I plan to prepare for the championship game after resting, reinforcing the players’ stamina and reorganizing the volleyball system.
– Please say something to Heungkuk Life Insurance fans.
Domestic fans are really surprised. I have directed in many countries, but I was really surprised by the love of Heungkuk Life Insurance fans. Compared to fans from other countries, it’s amazing. I’m from abroad and I’m grateful to the fans who congratulated me even though I didn’t play many matches.
-Is there anything you would like to say to the players?
I am really grateful to the players. I tried to do everything I wanted to deliver in the best possible condition. As a director, this is what I am most grateful for.