Amid 0-3 start, PSL Manila stays strong ahead of Thailand game

first_imgCONTRIBUTED PHOTOUST-KAMENOGORSK, Kazakhstan — Coach Francis Vicente called for an evening practice on the day Rebisco PSL Manila received a thorough beating from Tianjin Bohai Bank of China.But instead of working on plays, they used the time to have a heart-to-heart talk.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I saw that the players were disheartened today,” said Vicente. “And it’s because of many factors. But what I like with this team is that we easily banded together although this is technically just our third match as one team.”Vicente said one major factor is the lack of international experience considering that the ongoing Asian Women’s Club Championships marks only the first time the squad went out of the country to compete.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundThey face Supreme of Thailand, which swept Group A by demolishing host Altay, Taiwan Power and Sarmayeh Bank of Iran. The Philippines dropped all three games and will now vie for fifth to eighth places.Game time is at 2 p.m. (4 p.m. in Manila). Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:32‘Bata’ Reyes handily beats Thai foe in SEA Games carom01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ The team, mostly made up of the national squad preparing for future tournaments, also played too tight in the face of 10-time Chinese league champion Tianjin Bohai. “We have stopped enjoying the game.”Every one of the team shared her thoughts in bull session — including team seniors Rachel Anne Daquis, Aby Marano, Jovelyn Gonzaga — that lasted for one and half hour. The session ended with fun games to lighten up the mood.“Now the good vibes are up again,” said Daquis, who on Saturday was asked by foreign reporters why the Filipinos are always smiling and celebrating every point scored.Marano said the team should be up to the challenge despite the three losses it has already absorbed. “Let’s not forget why we are here, even against Thailand we can try to level up to their standards,” she said.“You are here because you earned the spot in the team. You have made names for yourselves because of hard work, now you can do it and give Thailand a good fight,” said Vicente.ADVERTISEMENT More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Bornok dominates; Reyes takes overall supercross title MOST READ View commentslast_img