Dmitri Mushalsky (Russia), who defeated Incheon Korean Air Jumbos, the professional volleyball men’s champion, rated Korean Air as 9th to 11th 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 Birds 0-3 (21-25 19-25 19-25).
Mushalski, who played as the Suntory Apposite Spiker, led the team to victory by striking high-altitude hits at every turn. 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.
In an interview after the game, when asked to rate Korean Air’s level, Muchhalski replied, “To be honest, it’s about 9th, 10th, or 11th.” There are 10 men’s clubs in Japan’s V-League. It means that it is at the lower level of the Japanese league.안전놀이터
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.
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.”