Reporter Kim Do-yong = Korean Air, which took the lead for the first time this season, is aiming to regain first place in one day. Head coach Tommy Tillikainen showed his will to take the lead with improved performances.
Korean Air will play the 5th round of the 2022-23 Dodram V-League men’s division with OK Financial Group at Ansan Sangnoksu Gymnasium on the 22nd.
Korean Air, which did not miss the top spot after the start of this season, lost first place to Hyundai Capital the day before. Korean Air currently has 20 wins and 9 losses (59 points) after 29 games, 2 points behind Hyundai Capital (20 wins and 10 losses, 61 points).
In particular, Korean Air has been slowing down with 1 win and 5 losses in the last 6 games.
Before the game, Korean Air’s coach Tillikainen, who took the lead for the first time, said, “I don’t care much about the ranking change. However, the mindset of the players will be different from before.” threw 스포츠토토
However, Korean Air has plenty of chances to turn around. They have yet to play one game less than Hyundai Capital, and if they win on this day, they can rise to the top again.
Coach Tillikainen said, “We are focusing more on performance than ranking. We have to show better performance than before. Now we have to show our performance through performance rather than words. I also talked with the players about areas that need to be changed personally.” Emphasis on performance.
Fortunately for Korean Air, it is worth looking forward to the participation of Jeong Ji-seok, who suffered an injury to his left little finger on the 17th. Director Tillikainen said: no big deal It’s okay,” he predicted.
OK Financial Group, which is facing Korean Air, is also in a hurry to win. OK Financial Group is in fifth place with 14 wins and 15 losses (41 points). There is still hope because it is only 3 points away from the 3rd place Woori Card (44 points), which can go to spring volleyball.
Seok Jin-wook, director of OK Financial Group, also said, “Winning is the best result” and said, “It is worth looking forward to the part where setter Lee Min-gyu and Leo work well while taking a break for 5 days.”