“Losing doesn’t change anything.”
Korean Air Men’s Professional Volleyball lost a hard-fought, full-set match against Woori Card, 2-3 (25-13 34-32 30-32 18-25 15-17) in the men’s Dodram 2023-2024 V League at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul on Friday. With their second straight loss of the season, they are now 1-2-2 and in fourth place with five points.
It was an epic 165-minute battle. It was the longest men’s match in history, surpassing the 160-minute match between Samsung Fire and KB Insurance on Nov. 13 last year. There were 18 deuces in total between the two teams.
Alas, they fell to their knees. We were one set away from victory when we took the first two sets, but the home fans cheered us on and gave us a 3-5 reverse sweep. They were overwhelmed by the 47-point onslaught of their opponents’ ‘outside ace’ Matei Kok (registered name Matei). Lincoln Williams (nicknamed Lincoln), whose knee is not in perfect condition, scored 23 points and the outside hitter duo of Kwak Seung-seok (17 points) and Jung Yong (14 points) contributed, but it was not enough to prevent the loss.토스카지노
Korean Air head coach Tomi Tilikainen sighed with mixed emotions as he entered the interview room after the loss, saying, “We didn’t get three hours.” “The players did a good job of following our strategy and tactics from the start and took it easy. In the second set, I struggled with Matej’s strong serve, but I took advantage of the chances I had at the end.” Reflecting on the first part of the match, he said, “I had a lot of chances after that, but it’s a shame that I couldn’t score at the end. It was a game of millimeters, which is really disappointing.”
It was his second straight loss, following a close full-set defeat against Samsung Fire. “We just lost,” he said. I feel bad, but losing doesn’t change anything. There are winners and losers in a match, and you can win or lose. I’ll just think about what vision I have for the next game,” he said.
“No matter what the situation is, I’m going to take it positively. The sun will rise tomorrow. A loss like this can’t take away our mental strength and confidence. We will prepare for the next game with confidence.”