“I thought I should come out ahead of Korean Air.”
KEPCO coach Kwon Young-min smiled broadly after calling Japanese libero Ryohei Iga (29) at the final draft of the 2023 KOVO Men’s Asian Quarter Tryout held at the Sun Hotel in Jeju on the 27th. By bringing in a player who had been paying attention even before the event, it was like smiling as a ‘winner’.
Iga was one of the top picks out of a total of 24 Asian players who participated in the Asian Quarter. In particular, while a ‘two-way battle’ was expected between KEPCO and Korean Air, who wanted blood transfusion with Libero, joy and sorrow were mixed as KEPCO won the second nomination right and Korean Air won the third nomination right.
Hearing the words, “It’s actually number one,” Director Kwon said, “It feels better because it’s second. Korean Air, which was ranked 3rd, wasn’t a bad order either, but I thought we should only rank ahead of Korean Air. The ball came out for the second time, but I was relieved because it was Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance that did not think of libero,” he laughed.
Iga is an experienced libero with stable receiving, dig, and double connection. He is a veteran who has also won a championship as a member of the Japanese business team V.League Panasonic Panthers. 온라인카지노
Director Kwon said, “There are Lee Ji-seok and Jang Ji-won, but if there is something to learn, you have to learn it. Both players are good, but there are times when they falter when it is important. Not only the liberos, but Seo Jae-deok and Lim Seong-jin will also feel comfortable.”
He added, “I have a lot of experience. I liked the video, and I thought it was okay while watching the practice game. I think I will do well if I just melt into the team without straining it. I am thinking about renewing my contract with Thais, but I think it is a libero that can help.”
Iga said, “I was very proud that my name was called. KEPCO is good at volleyball and has the image of a strong team. It is my first time living in Korea, but I want to do my best in every game. There are advantages, but I want to play stable without ups and downs. I have experience of winning the Japanese league, but not recently. I really want to win in Korea.”