ABL: Standhardinger in no mood to talk about Beermen just yet
Paul Lintag on Apr 16, 2018 12:48 PM
Don't get Standhardinger wrong though, he's definitely excited about joining San Miguel in the PBA. However, after taking a bitter loss to San Miguel in the ABL, Standhardinger would appreciate it if he's given some time to cope.
If there's one thing to say about Christian Standhardinger, he's the ultimate team player.
Currently, he's affiliated with two teams and as of right now, the Fil-German forward would like to only focus on the failed title defense of his first team before worrying about the upcoming title defense of his second squad.
Standhardinger's Hong Kong Eastern lost its ABL title Sunday night, suffering a semfinals sweep at the hands of San Miguel-Alab Pilipinas in Laguna.
Christian would like to deal with that defeat first before talking about anything else.
And by anything else, that includes his upcoming stint with the San Miguel in the PBA where the Beermen are set to defend their Commissioner's Cup title.
"After a loss like this, with all my heart believed that we can win the championship. I dont want to talk about myself," Standhardinger said.
"My assessment of this team [Hong Kong] is great. I have new brothers, I have a coach he's a great coach and more importantly a great human being he is. I don't want to talk about myself, I want to talk about how disappointed we are," he added.
Don't get Standhardinger wrong though, he's definitely excited about joining San Miguel in the PBA.
However, after taking a bitter loss to San Miguel in the ABL, Standhardinger would appreciate it if he's given some time to cope.
"Everybody after defeat says okay lets get motivated but no if you win the championship, you're just as motivated so I'd rather be motivated with a win. We should have won but all respect to Alab," he said.
"I'm very honored that I have a very close connection to the fans and the Filipino people and I cherish that but I'm not gonna talk about myself, my future career. If you want to talk to me about my team [Hong Kong] then I'll answer but if you want to talk about myself, then I won't answer. I say that will all due respect," Standhardinger added.
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