Asian Games: Christian Standhardinger excited to play under Yeng Guiao
Philip Matel on Aug 05, 2018 11:59 PM
Even though nursing a left knee injury, Christian Standhardinger is willing to sacrifice when country calls him.
Returning Gilas player Christian Standhardinger is very excited for another tour of duty donning the Pilipinas jersey, this time at the 2018 Asian Games.
The Fil-German forward, who was among the 14 included in the lineup announced by the PBA, exclaimed that he is very much excited playing for long-time coach Yeng Guiao.
"I’m excited to see what’s the playing style of coach (Yeng), what system he’s gonna bring to hopefully be successful. I have to see and check who we play against. I think it’s without Australia and without New Zealand exactly. And the only team to beat is China and South Korea. I hope that we can go all out and obviously make the country proud."
Even though nursing a left knee injury, Standhardinger is willing to sacrifice when country calls him.
"I want to represent the country. I want to make my fellow Filipinos proud, our countrymen proud and I hope that we can do that."
The number one pick of the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft even managed to tweet a message of thanks just before the introduction of the starting lineup in Game 5 of the PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals.
Now trying to juggle training between the Beermen and the national squad, Standhardinger sets his priorities straight, and that is the conference crown.
"So yeah, for me obviously, the first priority is to try to win the finals here. That’s very important for me. That’s very important for San Miguel. And then I can completely focus on hopefully getting some victories in the Asian Games."
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