“What is as important as winning is learning.”
Asan Woori Bank lost 65-72 in the 2023 Woori Bank Park Shin-ja Cup final against Toyota Antelope at Cheongju Gymnasium on the 3rd and finished the tournament as runner-up.
Woori Bank was on the verge of winning its first Park Shin-ja Cup. Unfortunately, the main players were not in good condition due to the small number of available people, and Toyota’s performance was excellent. But Woori Bank manager Wi Sung-woo laughed. Because I got what I wanted.
Coach Wi said after the game, “The level is definitely high. I learned a lesson. “It’s not a team (Japan) that has an Olympic medal for no reason,” he said adding, “It would be nice to win, but personally, I wanted the players to finish without getting hurt.” Our players were really great and worked hard. Winning is important, but learning is also important. “It helped me study, too,” he said.
As mentioned earlier, Woori Bank currently has many injuries. As a result, the remaining main players played a lot of time and nevertheless achieved the results of advancing to the finals.
Coach Wi said, “The players must have had a hard time because of the lack of available people. It is my responsibility as a coach that there are many injuries and rehabilitation players. The players are shameless. Our players, not me, overcame it well and played a good game. All the players, including (Kim) Danbi, (Park) Ji-hyun, and (Yoo) Seung-hee, really worked hard. “But I’m so satisfied that I finished it without any serious injuries,” he said.
Yoo Seung-hee, who became a new member of the family this summer, played in all aspects of offense and defense with Kim Dan-bi and Park Ji-hyun throughout the Park Shin-ja Cup. He also filled the vacancy where Kim Jong-un left at once.
Coach Wi said, “I’m not 100% satisfied, but I’ve seen a lot of new parts. I saw the attitude of becoming a player of Woori Bank. The defense was good and I knew exactly what I had to do. There could be a fielding disorder. But he did not avoid it at the crucial moment. “I really appreciate it,” he praised it.
He also praised Na Yoon-jung, another main character who led Woori Bank to the finals. Coach Wi said, “(B) Yoon-jung has definitely come up. You did a good job at an important moment. The shooting was good, too. “I feel rewarded because I feel like I’m finally becoming a player for Woori Bank,” he said.
Finally, there was praise for Toyota, who became the champion. Coach Wi said, “I want to say congratulations to Toyota. He didn’t play a single game roughly, even though he could only put meaning in participation. He said, “I congratulate you for working so hard and winning again, but I’m also grateful.”
He said, “I hope that next year will have good teams like this year.” It can be helpful not only for the leaders of the six WKBL teams but also for the players. I’ll be looking forward to it,” he added. 스포츠토토