“It’s going to get better, keep it up” Captain Setter’s pep talk overcomes India shock to get back on track
“I think it will get better, and I want everyone to be strong.”
Despite the shock of the ‘India shock’ and ‘Hangzhou disaster’, captain Hwang Taek-ui (Armed Forces Athletic Corps) encouraged his teammates and showed his determination to bounce back in the next match.
South Korea’s men’s volleyball team lost to India 2-3 (27-25, 27-29, 22-25, 25-20, 15-17) in their Group C match at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games on Tuesday at Linping Sports Center Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China.
It was a shocking loss. No one expected the 73rd-ranked Indians to be able to catch them. After conceding two consecutive points at 15-15 in the fifth set, the Indians celebrated and the Koreans hung their heads.
The situation was dire for the Koreans, who hadn’t won a gold medal in 17 years since Doha 2006. If they lose against Cambodia on Nov. 21, they will be out of the tournament. If they win, they will finish second in their group and advance to the round of 12. They will meet Pakistan in the round of 12, who have two wins in qualifying.
After the game, Hwang said, “We still have one more qualifying match. But I think we played better in the match than we did in practice. I will prepare well for the next match,” he said.
The trio combined for 75 points, led by Na Kyung-bok (Ministry of Defense) with 31 points and Jeon Kwang-in and Heo Soo-bong (Hyundai Capital) with 22 points each. However, they were outscored 36-19 in hitting errors and were outblocked.메이저사이트
“I think we lost because our serve was weak, so our middle blockers struggled,” said Hwang Taek-ui. “I think our game will be better if we can get a targeted serve,” he added.
“We had a tough finish against India. If we win against Cambodia and advance, we have a lot of matches left. I think we will get better and better. I hope everyone will be strong,” he encouraged the players.
It’s not over yet. After the Hangzhou disaster, the team is back in action.