The desire of the ‘Volleyball Empress’ for the championship trophy was hotter than I thought. He expressed his intention to wear the uniform of a team that can aim for the top spot in the V-League even at the cost of a salary cut.
Kim Yeon-kyung won the MVP in the women’s division at the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Awards Ceremony held at the Grand Hyatt Seoul Grand Ballroom in Hannam-dong, Seoul on the 10th. In the vote of the press, she was unanimously (31 votes) recognized as the best player in women’s volleyball all season.
Kim Yeon-kyung’s MVP award is her fifth in her personal career. She broke the record for the most MVP awards in the V-League Women’s Division once again. She proved that there are ‘players greater than the team’ by leading Heungkuk Life Insurance, which was originally classified as a mid-tier power, to first place in the regular league.
However, Kim Yeon-kyung said in her acceptance speech, “It would have been better if I had even been awarded the MVP of the championship game, but it’s a pity. The moment I ranked first in the regular league was the most enjoyable moment this season, but the championship game is a pity. We didn’t finish (with victory) in an advantageous situation. I couldn’t do it,” he said, chewing on the part that failed to win the unification.
Kim Yeon-Kyung revealed that she has made up her mind that she will be on the court next year as well as her player. She said that during this season, there was talk of her retirement, but this part made her say, “I considered the timing and said that I did not have plans to retire.” It’s done,” he said.
Kim Yeon-kyung has obtained FA (free agent) qualification for the first time since her professional debut. He went abroad after the 2008-2009 season, but since he was not a free agent, he had to return to Heungkuk Life Insurance unconditionally when returning to the V-League. Wearing the Heungkuk Life Insurance uniform for the 2020-2021 season and this season, Kim Yeon-kyung had no other options.
But now things are different. You can decide what uniform you will wear through free negotiations with the original team, Heungkuk Life Insurance, and 7 women’s clubs.
The standard set by Kim Yeon-kyung herself is simple. It is the position that I want to play in a team with the power to aim for the V-League championship. Following the integrated runner-up in the 2020-2021 season, the only remaining goal as a player is the top of the V-League because he failed to win the championship match this season.
Kim Yeon-kyung said, “We are negotiating with Heungkuk Life Insurance and talking with other clubs. Because we missed the combined championship this season, our desire to win has grown a little more.” I’m trying to pick a team that has it,” he explained.
Kim Yeon-kyung hinted that he was willing to make concessions in terms of salary in order to play for a winning team. With an annual salary of 700 million won this season, she received the highest ransom in the women’s division, but she made it clear that ‘money’ is not the criterion for choosing her team for the next season.
The salary cap for the women’s 2023-2024 season is 2.8 billion won, including 300 million won in victory bonus. The highest annual salary a player can receive is 775 million won, including options, but Kim Yeon-kyung is trying to put more emphasis on team composition instead of obsessing over the highest amount.
Kim Yeon-kyung said,카지노사이트 “There was a salary cap problem, so I didn’t get as many calls as I thought.” I don’t know what you’ll think because I have a good view, but personally, if I can endure it, I want to go to a team that can win.”
He added, “I don’t think about playing abroad. I’m satisfied with my life in Korea and I don’t have much time left to spend with fans. I like playing in Korea and want to finish it here.”