A warm scene was captured in which the player talked about her problems and gave advice to the other team’s player, regardless of whether she won or lost.
On the 9th of this month, Hwaseong Indoor Gymnasium in Gyeonggi-do, Gyeonggi-do, hosted the fourth round of the 2023-24 Dodram V League Women’s Division match between IBK and 안전 토토사이트 Korea Expressway Corporation, which the latter won with a set score of 3-1 (24-26 25-17 25-14 25-17).
However, there was one player who wasn’t smiling after the team’s victory. It was Tanacha. Tanacha started the match, but was replaced by Jeon Sae-yan early in the second set due to a shaky serve. He didn’t play the rest of the match. Tanacha seemed to be well aware of her problems, as she worked on her reception in the warm-up zone and tried to improve her form. However, coach Kim Jong-min chose to continue with Jeon Sae-yan, who is more reliable in receiving than attacking and has a good defense.
With a stabilized offense after the introduction of Jeon Sae-yan, Korea Expressway exploded for a team-high 35 points from Vukiric and 21 points from Bae Yuna, including three blocked shots. After winning the away game, the KDOT players were overjoyed, hugging each other. Tanacha, however, was not happy and walked to the center of the net. Spotting Tanacha, IBK’s Ponpun also moved to the center of the net.
Both players are Thai national team players and have been part of the recent rise of Thai women’s volleyball. However, they have had mixed results in the V-League.
Ponpun struggled to adapt to the V-League at the start of the season, but has since come into her own as one of Asia’s top setters. Head coach Kim Ho-cheol, a former world-class setter himself, has absolute confidence in Ponpun’s toss, calling her “a different kind of player.”
Tanaka, on the other hand, had a scary start to the season but has struggled since the second round. His biggest problem is his reception anxiety. As he continues to struggle with his reception, he loses confidence in his offense. This was the case in this match.
So, after the match, Thanachai went to his Thai teammate Ponpun to discuss his problems. He sought advice from Ponpun, who knew him better than anyone else, as he tried to get out of his long slump. Ponpun gave him his best advice and comforted him.
Win or lose, the two players talked for a long time after the match and laughed a lot as they caught up with their Thai colleague.