If you lose now, it’s over.
The Korean men’s volleyball team, led by coach Lim Do-heon, will play the round of 12 against Pakistan in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games at the China Textile City Sports Center Gymnasium in Shaoxing, Zhejiang, China, at 7 p.m. (local time) on the 22nd.
Korea, attempting to win gold for the first time in 17 years after losing twice in a row at the 2002 Busan and 2006 Doha competitions, will now begin the tournament schedule.
If you lose now, it’s over. Of course, the competition schedule is not over. However, the opportunity to win the gold medal that Korea is aiming for disappears altogether. Now, each game is a final.
Korea suffered a shocking defeat in the match against India on the 20th. They suffered a shocking 2-3 defeat against India, ranked 73rd in the FIVB rankings. A day later, on the 21st, they won against Cambodia and advanced to the round of 12, but it was not refreshing.먹튀검증
If they had moved up to first place in their group, they would have met Chinese Taipei, but if they had moved up to second place, they would have faced Pakistan, which ranked first in Group D and advanced to the round of 12.
Pakistan is no longer an easy team. Of course, the Korean adult volleyball team has never lost to Pakistan, and even won 3-1 at the Asian Championships held last August.
However, during their match at the Asian Championships, they had two sets of deuces and appeared embarrassed by the onslaught of Murad Khan and Usman Faryad Ali.
Player Han said, “I think there is a difference in support. He heard that with the arrival of foreign coaches, he is mastering European volleyball. “We also need to grow further in that respect,” he said.
Coach Lim Do-heon said, “I think there was some pressure because it was the players’ first game against India. “It was difficult because there were a lot of mistakes,” he said. “I think it will be a good game if the number of mistakes decreases little by little and we work together.”
Next, regarding preparations for Pakistan, “Pakistan has good kidneys. You have to shake the serve a lot. We are preparing to be able to do a lot of left and right attacks. He added, “Shouldn’t the blocking and defense areas also need to be strengthened?”
Since men’s volleyball was adopted as an official event at the Asian Games in 1958, the only time Korea did not place in the top three was in Jakarta (5th place) in 1962. From Bangkok in 1966 to Jakarta-Palembang in 2018, he succeeded in winning the prize 14 times in a row. He finished in first place three times, second place eight times, third place four times, and fifth place once.
If we do not want to end up with no medals for the first time in 61 years, we must first calm the wind in Pakistan.