Shin Ho-jin had a special experience dealing with his childhood idol Kunihiro Shimizu. While he was playing, a wave of emotion came over him. On the day OK Financial Group defeated Woori Card in Group A of the men’s group stage of the 2023 Gumi Dodram Cup Professional Volleyball Tournament with OK Financial Group, Shin Shin, who entered the interview room as a distinguished player, did not look bright. He said, “I didn’t do well, but thanks to my brothers, I won. I am not satisfied with my performance because I made many mistakes.”
And two days later, on the semi-final stage, Shin Ho-jin played a big role in clearing the disappointment of the group stage. He poured in 31 points, 토토 the most in the game, and caught 6 blocks. The number of crime rooms was also reduced to 4, and even efficient game contents were presented. With Shin Shin’s performance, OK Financial Group defeated Panasonic by a set score of 3-2 (32-30, 15-25, 30-32, 25-22, 15-9) and advanced to the final.
Shin Ho-jin’s expression as he entered the interview room after the game was brighter than two days ago. He said, “Since Panasonic is such a strong team, I wanted to play from the point of view of a challenger. I thought it would be fun not to be in too much of a hurry, but that mindset was maintained in the game as well. I think I had a good experience,” he said first of his impressions of the game.
On this day, Shin Ho-jin caught 6 blocks and reigned as the iron wall of OK Financial Group on the side. When asked how OK Financial Group’s blocking system is equipped, Shin Shin said, “First of all, during the analysis process, each player systematically delivers the blocking strategy to be taken. I also practice a lot. Even in this game, I just kept my course, but the opponent kept hitting the attack, so I wondered, ‘Why is this being caught?’
Shin Ho-jin, who maintained a brighter expression than in the previous game, was asked if he was satisfied with his performance in this game. Shin Ho-jin said with a somewhat embarrassed expression, “I was able to play the game more leisurely and with a wider field of view than in the last game. little bit satisfied I’ve reduced the number of mistakes, but there are still too many things to improve. In the future, I want to improve my performance and play a game that I can be more satisfied with.”
After winning the Woori Card Battle, Shin Ho-jin said, “I want to play with Panasonic. He has been a fan of Kunihiro Shimizu since he was young.” Shin Ho-jin met against Panasonic and Shimizu as he wished, and even took victory. When he brought up the story of Shimizu, Shin Ho-jin, whose eyes lit up, said, “It was definitely different from skill and sense. He tried to defend, but he couldn’t catch even the offense that looked good. During the match, he felt something like the thrill of facing Shimizu. It was a good experience,” he said, saying that he experienced an unforgettable moment.
The final opponent of OK Financial Group and Sinho-jin in this tournament is Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance. OK Financial Group lost 0-4 to Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance in a pre-game practice game, but Shin Ho-jin did not play in the game because he left the team to participate in the Universiade. He said, “I heard that Samsung Firefighters did well. Still, if we make our own game fun, it’s easy…” Pausing, Shin said with a shy smile, “It’s not easy (laughs), but I wonder if victory will come closer.”
The insatiable Shin Ho-jin led the team to victory by making great progress even in a short period of two days. Although the preparation period is shorter, this is why we are looking forward to seeing what kind of appearance Shin will show in the finals to be held on the 13th.