1st and 2nd place luxury performance + hot heat… ‘direction’ is created by players and fans
Heungkuk Life Insurance and Hyundai E&C delivered a clear message with a high-level game.
Hyundai Engineering & Construction scored a set score of 3-2 (30-28, 25-20, 16-25, 21-25 , 15-11). Hyundai E&C scored 53 points (19 wins, 2 losses), and Heungkuk Life Insurance scored 48 points (16 wins, 5 losses).
It’s a great match between 1st and 2nd place, but the issue is on the other side. The controversy over the resignation of Heungkuk Life Insurance continues. Heungkuk Life Insurance revealed the reason for the replacement of the manager as ‘the difference in direction between the club and the manager’. However, it was revealed that high-ranking officials of Taekwang Group, the parent company of Heungkuk Life Insurance, intervened in the selection of players, and when coach Kwon refused to do so, he was robbed of the position.
In the end, coach Lee Young-soo, who was in charge of the previous GS Caltex match with coach Kwon Soon-chan, left, and Heungkuk Life Insurance announced on the 6th that it had appointed manager Kim Ki-joong. However, as the seriousness of the situation continued, director Kim Ki-joong declined the directorship. In the end, Acting Kim Dae-kyung led the IBK match, and Heungkuk Life Insurance announced on the 10th that the Kim Dae-kyung system would be maintained for the time being, respecting director Kim Ki-joong’s will. 메이저놀이터
As the controversy continued over the agency system, the confrontation between the two teams was chaotic before the game. However, the coaches of both teams emphasized victory. Acting Kim Dae-kyung said, “I prepared to win. It is an important game, so we will overcome it with the players,” and Hyundai Engineering & Construction manager Kang Seong-hyung ordered, “The situation of Heungkuk Life Insurance is unfortunate, but we need to focus more on winning.”
The match was fierce from the first set. Heungkuk Life Insurance took the lead at the beginning of the first set, but Hyundai E&C also counterattacked. In the end, a close match from the first set to deuce unfolded, and Hyundai E&C won 30-28. Fans of both teams continued to applaud and cheer whenever both teams attacked and defended.
In the second set, when Heungkuk Life Insurance took the lead, Hyundai Engineering & Construction followed suit. Hyundai E&C showed its concentration at the end of the set and even won the second set. Heungkuk Life Insurance did not just back down. As Kim Yeon-kyung and Yelena’s offensive power exploded, they easily won the third set 25-16. Heungkuk Life’s 3rd set attack score alone was 17 points.
Heungkuk Life Insurance continued its momentum and won the 4th set, and the match continued into the 5th set. In the 5th set, the close match continued to 10-10, and Hyundai E&C, which had a high concentration, eventually won 3-2. The players of Heungkuk Life Insurance and Hyundai E&C and the fans who visited the stadium clearly demonstrated the unprecedented intervention in the management of a high-ranking club. The direction of a professional club is made by the players and fans, not the ‘upper line’.