I totally understand what you're saying. That was the point I was really worried about. Starters' bad condition, short practice days, homeground for thailand, and big game loss to thailand by korea.
But there's nothing we can do if we worry about this. As captin kim said, we should believe our strength and just do our best.
Thailand seems a little bit unsettled in today's match. Their reception wasn't stable, not using middles due to that, and nootsara got her finger injured today. Korea turned kazakhstan down by 3-0, but thailand suffered a lot from them today because of their short height.
Though Korea is not at good situation with captin Kim's bad body state, they improved a lot under lavarini: Kim heejin is getting better, not to mention Lee jaeyeong. Kang sowhi is also playing good especially in serve, Kim suji is awesome in moving attacks and block, she's really consistent. Though Yang hyojin's performance dropped because Lavarini doesn't want her big weapon: zone 3 open attack, I think Korea might use this tomorrow considering an interview from Lavarini.
Tomorrow's matches worries me a bit but I decided to just believe players. They prepared well, and they are desperate because it would be the last olympic of yeonkoung kim. She makes results when the team needs her best, so I will believe her. Let's go Korea😲😲
Previously, you mentioned last Asian Championship semifinal, I had very similar impression. Especially since many of Taiwanese players are in fact under 23 and are lead by a Japanese coach. Today they really gave Korea a scare, but ultimately lacked consistency in later sets. It is a promising team.
About Yang Hyo-jin zone three open attack against Thailand. Actually, it strikes me as weird. Is sharing your plan for the match during the interview a good idea?
And you're absolutely right. Kim Young-koung is almost always doing well when she's most needed, her dedication to National Team is quite impressive. We'll just have to hope for the best.