“Cheers when Korean Air loses” Heo Soo-bong’s earnestness toward victory

  • February 19, 2023

Heo Soo-bong (25, 195cm), a native ace who is leading Hyundai Capital’s attack recently, expressed his determination to win the come-from-behind championship.

Heo Soo-bong played an active part with 28 points and an attack success rate of 66.67%, the most in the team, in an away game against KB Insurance in the 5th round of the Dodram V-League men’s division in the 2022-2023 season held at Uijeongbu Indoor Gymnasium in Gyeonggi-do on the 18th. He set the record for the most goals scored in an individual game this season.

Thanks to Heo Soo-bong’s performance, Hyundai Capital defeated KB Insurance with a set score of 3 to 1 (25-19, 25-21, 24-26, 25-18). With a record of 19 wins and 10 losses and 58 points (2nd place), it narrowed the gap with Korean Air (59 points) to 1, taking the opportunity to take the lead. Heo Soo-bong smiled broadly after the game, saying, “Now we are one point away from first place. It feels good.”

Heo Soo-bong, who has been frequently playing as a middle blocker recently, played as an apogee spiker, his existing position, and performed brilliantly. Regarding the recent change in positions, he proudly said, “It was a position I practiced every day, so there was nothing confusing.”

Regarding the record for scoring the most points in an individual game this season, he expressed a strong sense of responsibility, saying, “I showed a bad performance at the beginning of the season, but my teammates helped me a lot,” and “I think I should help in the second half.”

The situation is fiercely competing with Korean Air for the lead. Hyundai Capital was nervous watching the Korean Air-Woori Card match the day before (17th). 스포츠토토

Heo Soo-bong recalled, “It would be the same for Korean Air, but I cheered for Woori Card while watching the game at the hotel.” Woori Card defeated Korean Air with a shutout, as the Hyundai Capital players, including Heo Soo-bong, hoped.

While Korean Air faltered, Hyundai Capital succeeded in catching up and laid the foundation for a come-from-behind victory. Heo Soo-bong gave a mature answer, saying, “We are playing to win,” but “Rather than saying we have to win, I think there will be good results if we maintain our performance until the end of the season.”

Hyundai Capital coach Choi Tae-woong also showed confidence in winning the come-from-behind victory after the game, saying, “I think that day will come. The opportunity to win the come-from-behind victory that I expected in the second half has come.” In response, Subong Heo said, “The director emphasized, ‘You have to seize the opportunity when it comes'” and then smiled, saying, “I had an opportunity before, but I didn’t catch it. But didn’t I seize it this time?”

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