“There’s nothing hard about it.”
In the off-season transfer market, the move that caught the attention of fans was that of Kim Soo-ji. Kim left IBK for Heungkuk Life for a total of 930 million won ($270 million per year with an option for 40 million won) over three years. Kim had previously played for Heungkuk Life from 2014 to 2017. Returning to her family after six years.
With Kim Soo-ji’s return to her family, many fans were excited to see best friends Kim Yeon-kyung and Kim Soo-ji reunite. Kim Yeon-kyung and Kim Soo-ji attended Ansan Seocho, Wongokjung, and Korea Jeonsan Girls’ High School (now Hanbom) together and played together on the national team for many years.
However, they never played together in the professional ranks. In the 2005 rookie draft, Kim was selected first overall by Heungkuk Life and Kim Soo-ji was selected third overall by Hyundai Construction.
Since then, Kim has played exclusively for Heungkuk Life, except for when she went overseas, but from 2014 to 2017, when Kim stayed with Heungkuk Life, Kim was playing in overseas leagues, so they never had a chance to play together.
The media day for the Dodram 2023-24 V-League Women’s Division was held at Hotel Rivera Cheongdam in Seoul on Wednesday. Fans asked this question. “Kim Yeon-kyung and Kim Soo-ji, what are the advantages and disadvantages of playing together?” they asked.토토사이트
Kim Soo-ji, who attended the media day as a representative of Heungkuk Life, said, “I received so many questions like this during my transfer,” and added, “Since a young fan asked me a question, I feel like I should say something special at their eye level.”
“First of all, it’s good to have your best friend by your side. I can lean on them when I’m struggling, and they’re there when I’m happy. I don’t really have any difficulties. We are training and preparing for the season with the goal of winning the overall title. If that doesn’t happen, it will be hard, but I will try harder to prevent that from happening,” she smiled.
During the training camp in Japan in September, Kim said through the club, “It’s nice to have a friend I can rely on. We were on the same team in school, and then we were on different teams in the pros, and then we played together in the national team. There are no major changes,” Kim said, adding that she was looking forward to working with Kim Soo-ji.
Will their chemistry lead Heungkuk Saengsim to the championship?