Men’s professional volleyball Woori Card and KB Insurance, which had many player exchanges last off-season, will face each other for the first time in the 2023-2024 V League.
KB Insurance will invite Woori Card to its home stadium, Uijeongbu Gymnasium in Gyeonggi-do, on the 21st to play the first round match.
Woori Card sent outside hitter Na Kyung-bok, who qualified as a free agent (FA) at the end of last season, to KB Insurance and brought in middle blocker Park Jin-woo as a compensation player.
Na Kyung-bok’s contract, which enlisted last April, will take effect from the 2024-2025 season.
The two teams also traded outside hitter Han Seong-jeong and setter Hwang Seung-bin in the trade market. Seong-Jeong Han returned to the Woori Card where he began his professional career after a year and a half.
This day’s game could be a ‘litmus test’ to determine which side would have benefited more.
Both teams are in a good mood with two wins (Woori Card) and one win (KB Insurance) without a loss since the opening.
Woori Card coach Shin Young-cheol said before the game, “Woori Card always had a bad start to the season. I think we finished most of the first round with 2 wins and 4 losses,” and expressed satisfaction, “Thanks to the players, we won two games in a row.”
Regarding the players’ chemistry, he said, “If the players perform their respective roles at 60-80%, it will be a more interesting game.”
Regarding setter Han Tae-jun, who is playing against senior Hwang Seung-bin, he said,짱구카지노 도메인 “I think I just need to do my best in the given environment appropriate for my age.”
KB Insurance coach Hu In-jung, who achieved a come-from-behind victory against Korea Electric Power Corporation in the opening game, also said, “The team atmosphere is good,” and predicted, “Winning or losing the game will likely depend on which team takes the early mood.”
Coach Hu said of Woori Card foreign player Matei Kok (registered name Matei), “I saw him during an off-season practice game, but I didn’t expect him to be this active.”