KB Insurance head coach Hoo In-jung emphasized that the team would quickly forget about the critical call in the previous game. He also gave a clear message to the players to shake off the past and focus on the upcoming game.
Speaking before the team’s Dodram 2023-2024 V-League Men’s First Round match against Korean Air on Monday at Gyeyang Gymnasium in Incheon, Hoo said, “I think the call is part of the game. If we had won, it would have been less of a blow, but if we lost and there was no blow to be honest, it’s a shame. It’s tough,” he said.
KB Insurance lost its home match against OK Financial Group on April 24 at Uijeongbu Gymnasium with a set score of 2-3 (25-19 23-25 25-17 20-25 11-15). After winning the opening match, the team lost two consecutive matches and dropped to sixth place among the seven clubs in the men’s division.
Against OK Financial Group on the 24th, it took five sets. Trailing 9-12, OK Financial Group setter Kwak Myung-woo made an over-the-net error to tie the score at 10-12 and raise hopes of a comeback victory, but the call was overturned.
The referees looked at the screen for a long time after receiving a request for a video review from the OK Financial Group bench. They then overturned the original decision and ruled that Kwak Myung-woo’s play was not an over net.
Coach Hoo In-jung could not hide his excitement. He loudly protested the decision, but the referees stood by their decision. KB Insurance eventually lost the fifth set 11-15 to OK Financial Group.
The Korea Volleyball Organization (KOVO) acknowledged the error the next day. It suspended referee Lee Kwang-hoon, who overturned the initial call even though Kwak Myung-woo’s overnet was hit, match commissioner Seo Nam-won for two matches, and assistant referee Song In-seok for one match.
Last season, Hoo In-jung also took a hard line against referees who made incorrect calls over an opponent’s attacker touching the net, including withdrawing the team from the court. KB Insurance is not happy about the situation of falling victim to incorrect calls every season.카지노사이트
Coach Hoo In-jung said, “Fortunately, I don’t think it will have a big impact because it was early in the season. The players forgot about it, and we shook it off in preparation for today’s game against Korean Air. I don’t think there will be any damage,” he said confidently.
“I told the players that it can be frustrating when a call is made during a game, but not to worry about it. I asked them to focus on the game,” he explained, “and not to complain about the call because it’s up to me and the coaching staff.”
While it’s hard to be satisfied with a 1-2 record in the first three games of the season, the players themselves have earned a pass. Last season, the team finished sixth with 15 wins and 21 losses, but this season they are confident that they can rebound.
Coach Hoo In-jung said, “The performance is fine. “We’re 1-2, so the results aren’t as good as we thought they would be, but the players are following along, so I’m not worried.” “But we lost two winnable games, and if it keeps piling up, it’s damaging. We will try to end the losing streak as soon as possible.”