Hwang Kyung-min and Han Seong-jeong, best friends who met again, “I thought we would meet someday”
“I said we would meet again someday. But we met sooner than expected.”
KB Insurance won with a set score of 3-1 (25-23, 25-23, 25-14, 25-21) in the men’s round 3 match against Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance held at Chungmu Gymnasium in Daejeon on the 13th. . At the same time as escaping from 8 consecutive losses, he won a valuable victory against Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, who lost both the first and second rounds.
Hwang Kyung-min scored the most goals in the team. He scored 20 points, including 3 blocking points, and the attack success rate was high at 60.7%. Hwang Kyung-min, who played the game wearing a KB Insurance uniform in a trade with Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, took a thrilling victory against his former team. Seongjeong Han helped here. He scored 15 points, including 3 blocks and 1 serve. With no foreign players, it is a game in which domestic resources are outstanding.
Hwang Kyung-min, who won the victory after a long time, said, “I was sorry to the coach for not winning once after coming to KB Insurance, and I was also sorry to his teammates. It’s good that he broke the losing streak,” he said, expressing his feeling of victory. Next, Han Seong-jeong said, “I was sorry that I had a losing streak before (Hwang) Kyung-min came, but I am glad that the atmosphere has reversed. I was able to win because I believed in every match. It feels good to win,” he said.
KB Insurance had a hard time losing 8 consecutive games until the previous game. What did you talk about with each other during this time? Han Seong-jeong said, “We didn’t talk about losing streaks. Everyone was sensitive and having a hard time, so I was careful with my words and actions. We played a lot of jokes to keep the atmosphere from sagging. Still, the players couldn’t help but show a tough tee. In addition, the foreign player also changed, so I was wondering what to do, but I decided to start over like the first game.”
In the last round against Samsung Fire & Marine, he suffered a shutout loss. Hwang Kyung-min, who had transferred from Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, wanted to win even more, but the team lost helplessly. What was Hwang Kyung-min like at the time? “I lost to a shutout in the second round and I couldn’t sleep because I was angry. It was a very unfavorable situation that day, but I think the fact that the domestic players worked well together was more advanced in fighting spirit,” he laughed.
Since there are no foreign players, we had to come together with domestic resources. That’s why both Seongjeong Han and Kyungmin Hwang scored the most points. Regarding this, Hwang Kyung-min said, “If you believe enough and put it in, you can do it consistently in every game. I felt good from the second set. The team as a whole was good at blocking and defense,” and Han Seong-jeong said, “I blamed myself a lot because my performance was so bad while losing in a row, and I tried to improve my skills. I am sorry and thankful that the director believed in me. I thought I had to change, so I tried to improve little by little from the last game.”
On this day, Hwang Kyung-min was particularly good at blocking the attack of his opponent Ikbairi Ahmed (registered name Ikbairi). That’s why the team was able to win. When asked about this, “I know because I’m on the same team, but Ikbairi shows weakness in angles. So, if the blocking is short and the half cross side is blocked, it will be caught and bound. This part went well in the beginning. And it seems that the opponent was having a hard time.”
The two players have been active together at Woori Card in the 2018-2019 season. I asked the players I met again after a long time how they felt when they heard that they were on the same team again due to the news of the trade. Han Seong-jeong said, “I asked to see you again someday. But we met sooner than expected. There is also (Hwang) Taek-ui, and the three of us should do well to rise to a higher level. The three of them are doing a lot of will,” he said, followed by Hwang Kyung-min, “It was a pity when we came out of our card. Still, I wanted to see you again, and I wanted to meet you again.”
Finally, I asked a question about the goal. It’s a little far from the top, but the season isn’t over yet. What are the goals each of you has? 토토
Hwang Kyung-min said, “I thought this season would be difficult if the losing streak was longer. Still, I brought 3 points that day and broke the losing streak. And with new foreign players coming in, we will rise to the mid-table and aim for the playoffs. My goal is to go to spring volleyball.”
Han Seong-jeong said, “If we do it today, we won’t lose 8 consecutive games. If (Hwang) Taek-eui returns and foreign players come, it will become even stronger. I believe that our team will be able to go higher,” and concluded the interview with a firm belief in the team.