GS Caltex coach Sang-Hyun Cha spoke candidly about his sluggish performance this season.
GS Caltex scored a set score of 3-2 (25-17, 29-31, 23-25, 25-19, 25-17, 29-31, 23-25, 25-19, 15-10) won. With this win, he broke a three-game losing streak.
GS Caltex, which finished third in the league last season with 20 wins, 11 losses and 62 points, is continuing a tough fight this season. They are in 5th place with 14 wins, 17 losses and 41 points. There is an 8-point difference with the 3rd place KGC Ginseng Corporation (16 wins, 15 losses, 49 points). Now, with only 5 games remaining, it is not realistically easy to advance to spring volleyball.
Coach Sang-Hyeon Cha, who escaped from a three-game losing streak with the victory, said, “It was a tough game as well as the overall atmosphere. Until the end, the players did well on the court. There are 5 remaining games left, so I will do my best to prepare as much as I can.”
Manager Cha Sang-hyun, who said he wanted to encourage the players rather than nag them, said, “Honestly, it’s not easy. When I play games, I try to suppress my emotions, but there are momentary emotional ups and downs. I’m a human too, so I can’t help it,” he said honestly.
Regarding the lack of performance this season, coach Sang-Hyun Cha said, “No matter how much I say it’s okay, it’s not okay if I lose the game.” He continued, “Even about spring volleyball, I don’t deliberately talk to the players. If you look at my face, I suffered a lot, so I became much darker than when I started the season.” 안전놀이터
Regarding coach Sang-hyun Cha’s words, Kwon Min-ji, who recorded 18 points (attack success rate of 45.95%) that day and broke the record for the most points scored in a single game in his personal career, said, “When we see the coach’s face every day, there is not much difference. The director’s face seems to have been black from the beginning,” he joked.
Although he joked, his desire to win the game is the same as Kwon Min-ji and coach Cha Sang-hyun. Kwon Min-ji said, “We also like to win unconditionally. They say that if you lose a game, you can lose, but everyone must have been upset. These days, when I go to the gym, I see a lot of faces. Everyone wants to win, so we are doing our best to prepare.”
GS Caltex succeeded in revenge right away in the first game of round 6 against Heungkuk Life Insurance, who lost in the last game of round 5. Kwon Min-ji said, “We met again after losing the last game of the 5th round. He tried to focus on the game without thinking about the previous game,” he said about his mindset for the game that day. He continued, “The goal is to show our team properly without anyone getting hurt in the remaining 5 games,” he said, reaffirming his determination for the rest of the season.