Hwang Kyung-min, who chose to accompany KB Insurance, “The amazing support of Uijeongbu fans… a big impact on staying”

National team outside hitter Hwang Kyung-min chose to accompany KB Insurance.

There were several options, but his choice was to stay. This decision was greatly influenced by the enthusiastic support of Uijeongbu fans. I want to repay the fans who cheered me on with unwavering heart despite my sluggish results.

KB Insurance announced on the 11th that it had signed a contract with Hwang Kyung-min, a free agent (FA), for a total fee of 605 million won (annual salary of 500 million won + option of 105 million won).

This is the first FA contract this season. Hwang Kyung-min, who was receiving the attention of teams aiming to reinforce the outside heater, seemed to have a lot of pain in signing the contract, but contrary to expectations, it was carried out in a flash.

Hwang Kyung-min, who met at the Grand Hyatt Seoul in Hannam-do, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, where the ‘Dodram 2022-23 V-League Awards Ceremony’ was held after the announcement of the contract, said, “I received offers from other teams, and some teams said they would give more money. However, I wanted to remain with KB Insurance. I had a big heart,” he said. “It was my first free agent, so I was a bit nervous, but coach Hu In-jeong brought me during the season, and I couldn’t live up to him, so I wanted to do well.”

There are many reasons for staying, but the biggest thing in Hwang Kyung-min’s heart is Uijeongbu fans’ love for volleyball.

Hwang Kyung-min said, “The biggest surprise in Uijeongbu is the support of the fans. I received a lot of strength. This part had a big impact on the contract.” I want to feel that support again,” he emphasized.

He added, “I developed a lot of affection while staying at KB Insurance. So I didn’t worry too much about it.” He added, “I also thought that not all contracts could be fulfilled the way I wanted. Even if there were concessions, I wanted to remain on the team.”

KB Insurance players read the news of Hwang Kyung-min’s retention through an article. The club and Hwang Kyung-min kept the contract completely private until just before the announcement. 안전놀이터

Hwang Gyeong-min’s best friend, Han Seong-jeong, also read the article and laughed. Hwang Kyung-min explained, “All the players knew about the contract news through articles.”

Han Seong-jeong welcomed his best friend and companion more than anyone else. He said, “Kyung-min is a friend, but I support him for the best, so I would have respected him even if he made a different choice.”

Hwang Kyung-min went through the biggest decision of his career. His eyes are now on the next season.

Hwang Kyung-min did not hide his desire to catch both his individual and team performance.

He said, “I want to show my fans that I’m doing better than I did this year,” and promised, “I know very well that Seongjeong and I shouldn’t do this again next year. We both want to work hard and show results.”

He continued, “You must have been disappointed by staying in 6th place this year, but the first thing is not to show that. We have to do better.”

Hwang Kyung-min said that he had something he really wanted to say when he signed a free agent contract.

“I know it sounds boring, but I really appreciate the owner who gave me a good contract, the coach who helped me stay, the coaching staff and the players. I also want to say thank you to the fans. I really wanted to say this.”

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