You are in a difficult situation, but you cannot run away. Hanbi Lee believes in the power of her positivity and wants to overcome her current situation.
The Korean women’s national volleyball team left the country on the 14th to participate in the 2024 Paris Olympics qualifiers to be held in Łódź, Poland from the 16th to the 24th. Korea was placed in Group C along with the home team Poland, Italy, Thailand, Slovenia, Germany, the United States, and Colombia. To advance to the Olympic finals, a team must place in second place among eight teams. It is by no means an easy challenge.
Although she may be exhausted due to the schedule of international competitions starting with the 2023 International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Volleyball Nations League (VNL), Lee Han-bi’s expression was not dark when interviewed before her departure. When asked if there were any problems with physical condition management, Lee Han-bi said, “The schedule is tight, but the players are not showing it and are yelling at each other. “We are working hard because this is our job and goal,” he answered with a smile.
Hanbi Lee’s performance at the 2023 Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Women’s Championship was not perfect. She had great ups and downs in her attack and serve, especially when compared to the V-League. Lee Han-bi herself was aware of this. He said, “I continued to work with the players to improve their ability to solve problems in attack. We need to resolve this issue and show it properly in this preliminaries. I’m trying to reduce errors in serving as much as possible, and the coaches are teaching me the areas I’m not doing well. “I will confidently do well on the pitch,” he said, strengthening his resolve.먹튀검증
Korea’s first opponent in the preliminary round is Italy. As of 13:00 on the 14th, it is a volleyball powerhouse ranked 5th in the FIVB world rankings, and a team with a clear advantage in physical and power compared to Korea. Lee Han-bi also said, “This is a team that is physically better than us. We are also expecting situations where the rally will be prolonged. “We are preparing various attack routes to deal with high blocks,” he said, wary of Italy’s physicality.
The national team’s current situation is not so good that they cannot guarantee victory against any of the seven teams they have to face, and they have to worry about losing all of their matches, let alone advancing to the finals. However, Hanbi Lee believed in the power of positivity. He said, “It is a difficult situation, but it is important for the players to trust each other. “I think if you do your best with the belief that it will work out rather than thinking that it won’t work out, you will get good results,” he said with a smile.
“Thanks to the help of many people, I am preparing well. I want to show the results of my efforts on the field. Hanbi Lee said emphatically, “I especially want to show better performance in receiving and defense,” and added, “I am also grateful to all the fans who support me wherever I go. “I will work hard to show you a good image,” he said, smiling brightly once again. I hope that Hanbi Lee’s bright and hopeful smile will shine in Poland as well.