FIBA WORLD CUP: Gilas not overthinking do-or-die games

Paul Lintag on Feb 11, 2019 11:41 PM
FIBA: Gilas not overthinking do-or-die games
Gilas Pilipinas is well aware of the pressure they’re facing on the road but the team is not obsessing too much about it.

Gilas Pilipinas is in two must-win situations in Qatar and Kazakhstan for the final window of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.

There’s no two sides to it, if the Philippines just split the two games, there’s a very high chance that the national team will miss out on the World Cup later this year.

Gilas Pilipinas is well aware of the pressure they’re facing on the road but the team is not obsessing too much about it.

“Hindi na namin masyadong iniisip yun kasi wala naman matutulong kung mago-overthink ka,” head coach Yeng Guiao said.

“We just have to relax,” he added.

Not too relaxed though but the national team is focusing on things they can control.

Things like team standings, especially results from the other group, the Philippines has no control over that.

“We're just trying to focus on the game plan, the system, offense and defense, the match-ups,” Guiao said.

“Pagdating namin doon [Qatar], mag-uumpisa na kaming mag-viewing so we have 16, 17, 18, 19, 20. We have 5 days to just keep running the videos and keep memorizing the plays of the teams, kung yun pa rin ang ira-run nila,” he added.


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