“The opportunity has come”…The off-season going as planned, ‘hope’ seen by director Kim Sang-woo
The opportunity has come.
The off-season of Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, which dented its ego at the bottom last season, is going smoothly. Although there was no reinforcement of players in the FA (free agent) market, starting with the Asian Quarter, foreign player tryouts are also accumulating ‘desired’ results.
Samsung Fire & Marine Manager Kim Sang-woo focused on ‘strengthening offense’ in the off-season. Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance was the only team out of 7 teams last season with a team attack success rate of 40%. It stagnated at the bottom 7th place (49.22% success rate), and showed deficiencies in attack indicators such as back attack and quick open. When the team faltered, there was no player responsible for ‘oriental medicine’. Last season, there was Ikbairi (Libya), who had the first overall pick, but the ups and downs were severe. His offensive power did not come out as expected.
The opportunity has come. Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance embraced Yosbani Hernandez (Cuba), who had been eyeing the 2023 Korean Volleyball Federation (KOVO) men’s foreign player tryout draft held in Istanbul, Turkey on the 8th (Korean time).
It was second place after OK Financial Group in the draft nomination order, but there was no problem. OK Financial Group signed a renewal contract with Leo (Cuba), who has been with him for the past two seasons. Because of this, in fact, the first place was Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance.
Director Kim had no hesitation. As soon as he stepped on the podium, he called Yosbani by name without hesitation. He had Yosbani as his ‘number one priority’ even before he left for Türkiye and until the last day he watched a practice match on the field. Director Kim said, “There is a basic skill and sense for volleyball. It is the level of knowing volleyball. He can’t be said to have a great performance, but he is a proven player.”
a satisfactory result. Excluding the teams (Korean Air, KEPCO, OK Financial Group, KB Insurance) that signed a renewal contract with an existing foreigner before the draft, all three remaining team coaches have marked Yosubani as the leading candidate for the first place. José Maso (Cuba), who was evaluated as the ‘second Keita’, was notified of his final absence, and Yosubani’s awareness increased, and director Kim got the result he wanted.
Yosubani is a ‘multi’ resource. You can go back and forth between the outside heater and the apositive spiker, but it is highly likely to be used as an outside heater.
Simsung Fire selected Eddie (Mongolia) in the 2023 Asian Quarter Draft last month. It is a resource that can be digested in all three positions, including middle blocker, outside heater, and apositive spiker, but coach Kim, who was a teacher at Sungkyunkwan University, announced that he would use Eddy as an “apposite spiker.” That’s why Yosubani naturally stands as an outside heater.
Coach Kim said, “Shouldn’t Yosubani do a little more receiving than Eddie? When Eddie was in college, his share of receiving dropped. The attack power and serve are likely to be stronger, but I think we need to see how the receiving combination will match.” talked토스카지노
I shot the hope of ‘restoration of the famous family’. Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance was ranked 5th to 7th to 6th to 7th in the 4th season. As support from the parent company drastically decreased, the team suffered difficulties in managing the team. This was revealed in the free agent market, but after that, as luck followed Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, I was able to focus on the season plan a little smoothly.
Coach Kim said, “I think our team needs a lot of overall changes. We have a long way to go to achieve what we are seeking. I think this is the beginning. There were people who saw us struggling a lot last season and comforted us and sincerely supported us. Such a heart came like this. I feel that the opportunity to do it properly has come,” he said with strength.
Yosubani also said, “I know that Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance was at the bottom. But it doesn’t matter. We will always do our best,” he said. “Of course, it is difficult for the 7th place team to win. However, if you can achieve something difficult, the joy and emotion will be doubled.”