Professional volleyball men’s champion Dmitry Mushalski (Russia), who defeated Incheon Korean Air Jumbos, rated Korean Air as the lowest in the Japanese league.
On the 18th (local time), in the first round of group E of the quarterfinals of the tournament held at the ISA Sports City Stadium in Manama, Bahrain, Korean Air won the Suntory Sun, the runner-up team of the tournament last year and the runner-up team of the Japanese V-League 2022-2023 season. They lost to the Buzz 0-3 (21-25 19-25 19-25).
Mushalski, who played as the Suntory Opposite Spiker, led the team to victory by striking high-altitude strikes at every turning point in the match. Mushalski, who dominated the world volleyball world as a top player, has been playing in the Japanese professional volleyball league since the 2018-2019 season.
After the game, in an interview with Korean reporters, when asked to compare Korean Air’s performance that day with the Japanese league teams, Mushalski replied, “To be honest, I’m at the level of 9th, 10th, and 11th.” There are 10 men’s teams in Japan’s V-League. It means that it is at the lowest level in the Japanese league.
He said, “Actually, I played against the Korean team for the first time,” and “I think the Korean team is a team with strong defense.스포츠토토
When asked if he felt restrained by Korean Air, Muchhalski said, “All the teams try to stop me when they play against me. In the end, it’s a fight against yourself. If you win a fight against yourself, you win.”
Regarding the reason for playing in the Japanese league, he said, “I want to play in many countries during my career as a player.”
When asked if he could play in the Korean V-League, Mushalski briefly replied, “There is no reason not to.”