Korean Air will not be at 100 percent strength from the opening game.
Korean Air will face Hyundai Capital in the Dodram 2023~2024 V-League Men’s Division at Gyeyang Gymnasium in Incheon on Thursday.
Korean Air, which has won the title in each of the last three seasons, will look to become the first team to win four consecutive titles.
“We’ve been waiting for this moment,” said Korean Air head coach Tommi Tilikainen. We started in July and worked hard for 16 weeks to prepare. It’s not just me, but all the players are excited,” he said of the opening day.
Despite the goal of “making history,” the team was hit with a setback in the opening game when Jeong Ji-seok was forced to withdraw due to back pain. Coach Tilikainen said, “He didn’t play at all today.
We have to be careful with his back. 먹튀검증
I didn’t even include him in the roster.”
“I can’t say exactly when he will return.
We are always checking his condition.
We can’t fill the bench completely, but we have a deep bench. But everyone, including the team doctor, is doing their best to get me back as soon as possible.”
The lack of time to gel, with six starters being called up for the Hangzhou Asian Games, hasn’t bothered the team.
“As a team, we don’t think about problems, we think about how to solve them,” says Tilikainen. It didn’t really bother us.”
“You want to have the best performance of the whole season, but it doesn’t work out that way,” Tilikainen continued.
Not only us, but all the teams have worked hard to prepare for this season.
The stronger the V-League is, the stronger Korean volleyball will be.”
Hyundai Capital also had its share of injuries.
“We’ve only been training together for about a week,” said Hyundai Capital head coach Choi Tae-woong. It’s true that our hands and feet are a little out of sync.
We are trying to help the players lower their tension.”
Hyundai Capital will also be without setter Kim Myung-kwan.
“He had an ankle injury a week ago. It’s not serious,” Choi said.