OK Financial Group head coach Masashi Ogino criticized his players’ performance despite the win.
OK Financial Group won its home game against Hyundai Capital in the first round of the Dodram 2023-2024 V-League Men’s Division at Ansan Sangryoksu Gymnasium on March 31 with a set score of 3-2 (22-25 25-22 20-25 27-25 17-15).
OK Financial Group, whose winning streak was snapped with a loss to Samsung Fire on the 27th, quickly bounced back with a win to improve to 3-1 on the season. While foreign player Leo led the way with 30 points (48.08% attack percentage), Song Hee-chae also contributed 17 points (53.85% attack percentage).
Coach Massa said after the game, “It’s tough. It was our worst game. We had 28 errors today. We had a lot of offensive errors. Leo had eight. It wasn’t a good performance as an apogee spiker,” he said, adding, “Our organization was not good and we need to reflect on it. Still, I think this win means a lot. I think our opponent helped us a lot. Despite the win, I’ll take the things I need to reflect on and prepare for the next match.”
Trailing 2-1 in the set, OK Financial Group made a game-changing move in the fourth set, bringing in Shin Seong-jin as an apogee spiker and switching Leo to an outside hitter. It worked. Shin scored five points in the fourth set to open up the offense.
“The lineup with Shin as an outside hitter and Leo as an outside spiker was one of the lineups we had in mind,” said Massa, “We tried it against Woori Card (Nov. 3), but it didn’t go well, so we had to use it quickly. Hyundai Capital’s blocking was high, so we thought it was a last-ditch effort, and it worked out well.”
“Shin is a very intelligent player. He can take the pressure off Leo. It’s a good ‘long term’ for us, and we can 먹튀검증 leave him to play at times.” “Lee Jin-sung and Park Seung-soo didn’t play well today, so they need to practice more. If they improve, I think they can make up for Chae-hwan’s absence, and we can show more different combinations and systems.”
“I liked his blocking in the fifth set, and he played a good role. “I don’t know what his physical condition will be like before our match, but we need to prepare well so that we can play in optimal condition.”