Frustrated in advancing to the semifinals, managing director Chang-gon Jang said, “If only Heo Hoon, Jun-hyung, and Gyo-chang had been there…”
Sangmu also lost to DB and failed to advance to the semifinals of the cup competition.
Sangmu lost 84-96 in the match against DB in Group A of the 2023 MG Saemaeul Geumgo KBL Cup held at Wolmyeong Gymnasium in Gunsan on the 10th. After the game, Managing Director Jang Chang-gon said, “In the end, we were pushed out of the league by foreign players. Other than that, the players played their roles well. “I should have given Park Jung-hyun a little more rest, but I had no choice because there was a National Sports Festival going on,” he said.토토사이트
The height of not only foreign players but also domestic players was disappointing. Coach Jang said, “Guards (Yoo) Hyun-jun and (Kim) Dong-jun are small, so their range of activity is too wide, so there were a lot of misses in the beginning. DB (Kang) Sang-jae, (Kim) Jong-gyu, and (Didrick) Lawson were all high. “The score gap we gave up in the beginning ended up being the same,” he said.
Sangmu was aiming for his first win in a cup competition, but Coach Jang was looking higher. Coach Jang said, “Actually, I was thinking about first place in the group, not just one win…” “But Heo Hoon, Byun Jun-hyung, and Song Kyo-chang could not play. Nak-Hyeon Kim also had bad knees. Park Jeong-hyun struggled. Although it is unfortunate from my point of view, it will be good for the players in that they will be able to gain confidence and look back on their shortcomings by filling in the positions of players who had not had playing time. Ten people will be discharged from the military on November 15th, so I hope they go to the league and do well. “It’s rewarding work for me,” he said.
After failing to advance to the semifinals due to the loss, they will participate in the 104th National Sports Festival held in Mokpo for 7 days from the 13th to the 19th. Coach Jang said, “We will go to Mokpo tomorrow and prepare for the National Sports Festival. “Heo Hoon, Kim Nak-hyeon, Song Kyo-chang, and Kim Nak-hyeon are not in normal physical condition, but the rest of the players are working hard,” he said. “Even if Heo Hoon and Byun Jun-hyung play, they will not be involved much. The players who have been practicing so far will play the main role. “Winning is still the goal,” he emphasized.