‘World’s best middle blocker’ Mushalski “‘Today’s Korean Air’ is at the level of 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 Buzz 0-3 (21-25 19-25 19-25).
With this defeat, Korean Air took two losses, including the loss (1-3 loss) to Bayangkara, Jakarta, Indonesia in the group stage. In the match between Jakarta and Mongolia’s Bayanhongor held at the same time, Jakarta won 3-0, and Korean Air won against Bayanghongor on the 19th. You can’t go up to the 4th river.
Mushalski, who played as the Suntory Apposite Spiker, led the team to victory with a high-altitude strike with an overwhelming height of 218 cm. Mushalski, who scored 15 points including 1 block and 1 serve, has been playing in the Japanese Professional Volleyball League since the 2018-2019 season.스포츠토토
Muchhalski’s presence could not be explained simply by attacking goals. With Mushalski lurking on the flanks, it was difficult for Korean Air blockers to properly check the middle of the court, and Suntory’s setter Masaki Oya used this to weave quick attacks from the middle blockers and eased the game. In particular, Korean Air’s blockers couldn’t catch up with the quick attack timing of left-handed middle blocker Kenji Sato, which is hard to find in the V-League.
After the game, in an interview with Korean reporters, Mushalski was asked to evaluate Korean Air’s level of performance on the day when they came out with a lineup that lacked existing key players such as Han, Lincoln Williams, and Kim Kyu-min. level,” he replied. There are 10 men’s teams in Japan’s V-League. It means that it is at the lower level of the Japanese league.
“Actually, I played against the Korean team for the first time,” said Mushalski.
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 if his salary and other conditions were met, Mushalski left the court with a short answer, “Why not?”