are we comparing euros to euros here or euros to won
edit: nvm 500k won is like 500 euro, my bad
She's paid 650 million krw which is 479K euros (rounded up to 500K), so roughly equivalent.
Really.. she gets paid equivalent to 500k euros? Then why aren't foreign imports flock there and stay long?
Imports have a fixed pay of 200 million krw 1st year, and 300 million krw if they continue with the same team in 2nd year - think that's the max
If you think their female players are overpaid, their male players are even moreso lol (one was signed to a >1billion krw contract recently) and korean fans are complaining that their female players are underpaid in comparison - what luxury haha
Maybe it's better for Korea to start a new plan with young players, and more importantly - let them play in foreign competitions
The younger players with potential imo are Jung Jiyoon, Lee Dahyeon, and Park Haejin (maybe)
Kang Sohwi is also decent, but none of them are capable of leading the team in terms of scoring
It's going to be a really really long time if they wish to rebuild, their pool of players are really small due to their system of overpaying 'star' players and cutting off young rookies
They are allowed to play overseas, it's just that Korean players will never play overseas with how overpaid and comfortable they are at home
(Zhuting is paid 500K a year now after her return right? Lee Soyoung is paid the same amount in v-league lol)
S.Korea had shown that it's not a weak team. It has lots of potential to develop.
Korea honestly isn't that bad
They're definitely weaker after their main players left (kyk, hyojin, suji, kim haeran, twins), but they still have Yeom, Heejin, Park Jeongah, Sohwi.
But their performance at this VNLs is honestly shocking and worse than how they usually perform at v-league
Could be the new coach, could also be that they lack an 'ace' player to look to and lead them in scoring (it used to be either KYK, LJY or KHJ)
We'll find out in WCH
they already sacrificed chances of an olympic appearance and a medal. what more do those crazy netizens want? for korea to be "competitive" with vietnam, kazakhstan, and chn. taipei?
they want to protect their pride? I don't know what kind of pride though lol
It's well known and almost even 'normal' in Korean league their senior players have their junior players wash their laundry for them in the dorms or serve them food in the canteen during lunch (seniority thing) - and this are things done by other players, not even the twins
Saw this and found it amusing
Apparently the Korean fan who hung up that infamous banner seeking for the twins return to Korean NT was harassed by other Korean fans at the VNL venue who wanted to take down his banner, but he was protected by the staff at the venue and other Chinese fans who saw the commotion
at least didn't fall further in the rankings.
only -0.01 each for their losses against China & Italy
Lucky for them they didn't fall below Cameroon and enter the #20s, barely hanging at #19
we'll see how Korea does at WCH next
Thailand players seem tired at the end of this VNLs
Losing their main MB to injury really affected their blocks a lot, not to mention their covid cases
Guess Korea lost their chance at earning a single point this entire VNL losing that final deuce set against China
Good game Thailand
Wish they won set 2 and made this 5 sets
after China & Korea already giving up such style of play
I'm not sure about China, but for Korea its rather they can't play this style of play even if they wanted to without good receiving & setting
The best team in Korean league is playing this style and doing well, the rest.... just can't
5 sets let's go Thailand
Let's win this Thailand!!!
(why are the Korean placards left in the stadium...??)
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Of all teams hahaha
Find it funny how Korea won a set from Italy and Turkey of all teams
i can see Poland making Paris 2024. Stenzel-Wolosz first ball-second ball line is already very good. Agnieszka and Stencel MB too. They need to figure out OHs who just need to be good enough to put the ball up.
Thailand would have a better chance than Poland
Why do you not include Kang Sohwi in the list of vets? She's borderline? She always seemed pretty fierce to me, not including now
She was always a permanent backup player so, and not old/experienced enough to be a "vet" nor a starting player
I feel she has more leadership than Park Jeongah this VNLs, only one I see really fighting for it
Heejin & Jeongah gives off the "we're here just to be here" kinda mood, probably need the fierce Korean coach to step in again (though I hate him, his style works)
if Olympic girl was here Korea would have 2 sets won
only 1 more set.... ouch
I think they'd do slightly better than that with her here
They are rebuilding indeed, but never saw a team flop this hard for so long
This team can't even capitalize on opponents mistakes cause they're making more themselves
I feel bad for them but 3/7 are still veteran & past starting players for Korea (Jeongah, Yeum, Heejin)
Coach definitely seems to be an issue too, he's never been head coach before this
but if your whole team is suffering from miscommunication with the coaches
gentle reminder that all Koreans learn English in schools but of course they aren't good at it and many still can't understand it
they have a translator too, was never a big issue with Lavarini
Huge disappointment btw, I didn't expect her to carry of course and she isn't a young player but this performance is way below expectations after the OGs.
😂😂😂 yeah this is one of her worst yet, I'm not sure why either
She came in really clutch during Olympics esp against Turkey, and isn't this horrible even in v-league
Really lacks leadership skills is what I feel