To change the mood, Hyundai Capital coach Choi Tae-woong replaced his captain with the start of the third round of the Dodram V-League in the 2023-24 season. Moon Sung-min, a veteran and “oldest brother” in the team, has become a new captain in Jeon Kwang-in.
Coach Choi revealed the reason for the captain change in an interview with on-site reporters after the home game against Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance at Cheonan Yu Gwan-sun Gymnasium on the 5th.
At the time, he explained, “Former Kwang-in is hardly able to improve his condition,” adding, “After attending the Asian Games, his physical condition has been declining for a long time. As a result, his performance is not improving well and he seems to feel pressured in this area.” 토토사이트
For Moon Sung-min, the captaincy is not unfamiliar. It is because he has experience in charge. However, the situation is different now compared to when Moon Sung-min was the captain earlier.
When he was the captain of the team, Moon spent a lot of time on the court. He was one of the main players and a star player of the team. However, this season is different. Since the opening of this season, Moon has only played in one game (set).
Moon is also well aware of the situation. However, he has willingly taken the captaincy again. The Korean government should exert efforts to cheer up younger players and boost mood in the warm-up zone rather than in court.
“I know the team is in a very difficult situation,” he said. “I hope the players overcome it well, find confidence, and show good play on the court. All of our teammates are talented players and I believe they can do enough.”
Moon Sung-min is also not convinced by the current team’s ranking. “I also cannot accept the ranking,” he said, adding, “I am very sorry that Hyundai Capital has not been able to display volleyball that fans are looking forward to.”
He was a star player and felt a greater sense of responsibility as the oldest player in the team. Moon knows this better than anyone else.
“I think the players have more to show in the future,” he said. “I won’t spend a lot of time on the court, but I want to help my teammates maintain proper tension and excitement during team practice and games so that they can show good potential and skills. I want to tell the players that they can cheer up and do it.”
Hyundai Capital will try again to escape its losing streak through an away game against OK Financial Group at Sangnoksu Gymnasium in Ansan on Tuesday. Players need to focus more than ever to break consecutive losses and pave the way for rebound.