What is the story of Abondanza’s request to Yelena to “control me”?
Yelena revealed that manager Marcello Abondanza asked her to “restrain herself”. What kind of story was there?
Heungkuk Life’s Yelena Mrazenovic (registered name Yelena) has been through various things this season. At the request of former manager Kwon Soon-chan, she tried to serve as a spike and then returned to normal, and during the season, Yelena faced a long acting manager system due to measles within the team that was difficult for Yelena to understand.
However, Yelena persevered and did her part. He won Round 4 MVP in the 4th round. Amid Yelena’s steady performance, Heungkuk Life Insurance recaptured first place in the second half of the 5th round, and has maintained the first place so far. In the round 6 match of the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Women’s Division between Heungkuk Life Insurance and Pepper Savings Bank held at Pepper Stadium in Gwangju on the 2nd, they enjoyed personal glory along with the team victory. This season, she became the main character of the first triple crown in the women’s division (3 points for serve, 4 points for blocking, 8 points for back attack).
Yelena, who visited the interview room after the game, said, “It is always nice to win. I am especially happy with this victory after losing the last game.” When asked how she felt about becoming the first triple crown in the women’s division this season, she said, “I’m so happy. I am also proud of myself. However, the triple crown would not have been achieved without our players, so we are proud of our team as well,” she replied with a bright smile.
In an interview after the game, head coach Marcello Abondanza gave a cold-hearted analysis, saying, “In recent matches, it has been confirmed that the players’ concentration in the first set is poor.” Regarding this, Yelena said, “I agree with what the director said. He himself has been thinking about why his concentration drops in the first set, but he hasn’t been able to find an answer yet. I wonder if it’s because I’m too nervous. We will continue to improve,” he said. 메이저놀이터
With Abondanza joining, the unexpected acting manager system that Yelena was not used to ended, and she also had someone she could talk comfortably with. When asked about the positive effects of Abondanza’s joining, Yelena said, “It’s true that it brought me so much comfort. The director pays attention to every little detail. It helps a lot. Thanks to everyone who told me a lot before, during, and after training, I think I can continue to improve,” she replied with a happy expression.
When asked if Yelena, who has been playing in Korea since last season, is helping Abondanza adapt to Korea, Yelena smiled meaningfully. Yelena said, “Anyway, the director is Italian, so he has a bigger and fiercer reaction than Koreans. So, in fact, he asked me to restrain himself if the coach felt that he was overreacting to the players (laughs). We are giving and receiving a lot of help from each other.”
Now the season is running towards the end. I was curious about Yelena’s determination in the second half of the season. Yelena said, “First of all, the goal is to win the remaining regular league games as much as possible. After that, I want to win the championship match and lift the trophy. In order to do that, the most important thing is not to get hurt.”
Although she became the protagonist of the first crown in the women’s division this season, Yelena cannot be satisfied with the crown. He intends to do his best until the end to get his hands on the championship trophy, which is bigger and brighter than the crown.