“I haven’t played one game yet, so I haven’t been able to accurately analyze it in detail, but I have to be careful.” Korea Expressway Corporation coach Kim Jong-min was wary of Hyundai E&C’s new foreign player, Montaño (Colombia).
Montaño wore a Hyundai E&C uniform in place of Yasmin (USA), who suffered a back injury, and made his V-League debut and first game for Hyundai E&C through an away game against Pepper Savings Bank held at Yeomju Gymnasium in Gwangju on the 10th.
Coach Kim doesn’t know about Montaño either. Montaño has experience in applying for V-League foreign player tryouts and drafts, so she is no stranger to V-League women’s team commanders, including coach Kim.
Coach Kim and the Korea Expressway Corporation team also paid attention to Montaño while looking for other players to replace Katarina (Serbia). After much consideration, the Korea Expressway Corporation selected Catbell (USA), an experienced V-League player who had two seasons with GS Caltex and Heungkuk Life Insurance. 메이저놀이터
Korea Expressway Corporation will play an away game against Hyundai E&C at Suwon Gymnasium on the 14th. It is Montaño’s second V-League match and his first appearance in front of the home fans.
In a meeting with the reporters who visited the site ahead of the game, coach Kim said, “I saw that Montaño is not the style to solve the game with height and strength. I watched the video at the time of the draft and watched the match between Hyundai E&C and Pepper Savings Bank.” “He’s a player we’ve been interested in, but his technique is good,” he said.
He added, “Still, I have a record of winning the top scorer in the Swiss league,” adding, “I think our players on the court should pay attention to this part.”
Kang Seong-hyung, director of Hyangdae Construction, also said, “(Montaño) has a quiet personality. He is adjusting to the team and league. The players are also helping Montaño.” Director Kang also expressed the same opinion as director Kim.
He also emphasized, “Montaño is not the type to play with height and strength.”