Korean Air outside hitter Jeong Jung-yong (22), who is in his third year with the team this season, started the opening match for the first time .He said that he was not nervous at first when he was informed that he would be playing in the opening match, but on the day of the match, he said, “I calmed down thanks to my brothers. I think I relaxed from the third set,” he smiled shyly. Jeong Jung-yong started the men’s professional volleyball opening match against Hyundai Capital at Gyeyang Gymnasium in Incheon on Thursday and stayed on the court until the end to help his team win 3-0.He scored 12 points and had an attack success rate of 76.92% and a receiving efficiency of 39.13%, and twice blocked Ahmed Iqbairi’s (real name Ahmed) attacks in the first set, which he won 27-25.”I tried to block as the game plan from the bench, but the ball just came to me,” said Jeong.
Korean Air’s main gun, Jeong Ji-seok, was out of the lineup due to a sore back, and while he wasn’t as destructive as Jeong, he did his part with his steady defense and effective offense. “I’ve been playing a lot of international tournaments this year, so even if I don’t play, I’ve gained confidence. I think I’ve grown by competing against good players. “Korean Air has some of the best outside hitters in the league, from Jung to Kwak Seung-seok.”Whether (Jung) Ji-seok is my brother or (Kwak) Seung-seok is my brother, we are competitors. Volleyball is a sport where you have to play if you don’t feel good at any time, so I’m sure they’re preparing well behind the scenes. “Since joining the team, Jung has won two consecutive unified titles .If they win the title again this season, they will have won four consecutive titles, a first for men’s volleyball.
“I’m very motivated. I want to win again,” he said, adding, “When I win, the team helps me a lot (both physically and mentally), which motivates me .”He also talked about his nickname, “Hippo.” Even head coach Tommi Tilikainen calls him a hippo. “Actually, it’s not because I look like a hippopotamus, but when I was in middle school, I kept saying, ‘Don’t do it, don’t do it,’ and my brothers kept repeating it, so it became ‘hippo,'” Jeong said, adding, “Later on, I really became a hippo because I look like a hippo. “After appearing in 34 games last season, Jeong’s goal for this season is to play more games. That means playing in all 36 games. “I want to play more games than last year, and I want to do better. 스포츠토토 That’s my personal ambition,” he said.