SEA Games: Gilas wary of unknown Vietnam

Paul Lintag on Nov 30, 2019 02:32 PM
SEA Games: Gilas wary of unknown Vietnam
“The teams we’re not really seeing are Vietnam and Myanmar. We heard Vietnam could be good, but we don’t know that much about them yet.” — Tim Cone. (Photo by Josh Albelda)

Gilas Pilipinas is locked in for its 2019 Southeast Asian Games opener against Singapore on Dec. 4 at the MOA Arena.

The national team is even ready against possible playoff opponents like Thailand and Indonesia.

However, two teams remain a little bit of a mystery for Gilas Pilipinas.

After Singapore, Gilas will take on Vietnam and Myanmar to wrap up the elimination round of the SEA Games. Coach Tim Cone admits there’s not much material on those two countries.

“The teams we’re not really seeing are Vietnam and Myanmar. We heard Vietnam could be good, but we don’t know that much about them yet,” he said.

“Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, we have a pretty good handle on those guys,” Cone added.

Despite not having that much material yet on Vietnam and Myanmar, the first order of business for Gilas is Singapore. The focus is to win that game first.

Also, the national team is busy doing its own preparations, with two-a-days in full swing before they shift back to night practice at the MOA Arena two days before game day.

“These guys are here to work, there’s no fooling around. Everybody’s been locked in, we’re still working,” Cone said.

 

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