Korean Air tired of ‘serve 0 points in a year’, a break that came just in time

A sweet break for the All-Star Game came just in time for Korean Air, which looked tired.

On the 24th, Korean Air lost a set score of 0 to 3 (18-25, 24-26, 19-25) in an away game against KB Insurance in the 4th round of the Dodram V-League Men’s Division held at the Indoor Gymnasium in Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi-do on the 24th. The second shutout loss of the season after the OK Financial Group match on the 1st hurt the pride of the defending champion a little.

In the meantime, Korean Air has shown a strong side against KB Insurance, but it was helpless in this game. KB Insurance suffered a shutout loss after 5 years since February 18, 2018, and dedicated the victory in about a year after January 29, 2021 based on the regular league.

The serve, which is considered one of his strengths, did not work at all in this game. This season, Korean Air is showing off its sharp serve, ranking first in the team serve (1.61 per set). However, in this game, not a single score was successful. It is the first time in about a year since the Woori Card Match on February 1 last year that Korean Air failed to score with a serve. 메이저놀이터

On the other hand, KB Insurance’s defense was solid. In particular, Libero Jung Min-soo, who blocked Korean Air’s attack with an 80% receiving efficiency, stood out. In the attack, foreign player Vyena showed off her firepower with 26 points, the most of both teams, and an attack success rate of 58.97%, overwhelming Korean Air with an overwhelming appearance.

It was a disappointing performance for Korean Air. It was such a lethargic defeat that Korean Air coach Tommy Tilikhainen harshly criticized after the game, saying, “We were a team that did not deserve to win. If we play like this, we have no choice but to lose.”  

He is still running first in the men’s division, but the recent atmosphere is unusual. In the first half (rounds 1-3), there were only 3 losses in 18 games, but in the second half, they took 2 losses in 6 games in the 4th round. Compared to the first half, the pace has dropped.

However, coach Tillikainen tried to hide his anxiety, saying, “I lost one more game compared to the first half, but it doesn’t really touch me. I’m not worried about the current situation.” “We have a lot of good players, and they all have a high understanding of volleyball. We will be able to show a better image,” he said with confidence.

Korean Air was the first to finish the 4th round among the 7 men’s clubs. The remaining six teams will play one more game until the All-Star Game on the 29th, but Korean Air will take an eight-day break until the Korea Electric Power Match on the 2nd of next month.

Korean Air, which has been showing a slowdown recently, needs to prepare a foothold for a rebound through sufficient rest. Coach Tillikainen said, “I’m going to take a lot of rest until the next game,” and emphasized, “I need to recharge for the remaining two rounds.”

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