Patayin nyo na lang kaya kami? -- Gorayeb on tight schedule
Mark Escarlote on May 20, 2017 08:27 PM
Ako as a coach kailangan sundin lang (ang schedule) meron naman tayong team manager ine-elevate ko sa kanila ‘yan -- BaliPure coach Roger Gorayeb
BaliPure head coach Roger Gorayeb could only jest about the compressed schedule of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference that got the Water Defenders playing four games in six days including a back-to-back this weekend.
Less than 24 hours after its straight sets 25-17, 25-12, 25-17 win over Philippine Air Force Saturday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan, BaliPure will battle Perlas on Sunday at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.
"‘Yun nga eh, ‘yun nga ang sinasabi ko Sabado, Martes, Huwebes, Sabado, Linggo, Martes, Huwebes. Sabi ko nga patayin niyo na lang kaya kami? Anong kasalanan ko sa inyo?” Gorayeb joked during the post-game interview that drew a crack of laughter from reporters inside the pressroom.
The Water Defenders battled Perlas last Saturday in a five-set contest that snapped BaliPure’s four-game winning streak. BaliPure then took on Creamline two days after and lost to Pocari Sweat in five sets last Thursday. .
“Ako as a coach kailangan sundin lang (ang schedule) meron naman tayong team manager ine-elevate ko sa kanila ‘yan,” he said.
“Ine-explain ko na lang sa players, OK lang naman, ganoon talaga. Kulang kami sa laro, ‘yung Pocari nga walong laro na, pang siyam na ito (laro against Creamline) kami anim pa lang pero sila patapos na,” Gorayeb added. “Parang soldier ‘yan, pag sinabing sugod, sugod tayo sa laro.”
The mentor was just relieved that the skidding Jet Spikers didn’t show much resistance during their match that pushed BaliPure back in the win column for a 5-2 card.
“Ang kagandahan lang, ang Air Force hindi gaanong kagandahan ang nilaro kaya napaaga ang tapos ng game. Eh kung umabot ng five sets ‘yan tapos bukas first game pa kami, buti kung last game kami mas maiintindihan ko, pero wala eh ganoon talaga,” said Gorayeb.
World volleyball governing body, FIVB, gave the PVL an extension for the International Transfer Certificates of the imports until the second week of June.
“Pero naisip ko rin naghahabol lahat sa oras kasi na-delay ng ITC and ang ITC ng mga players hanggang June 15 lang,” Gorayeb xplained. “Eh pag nag-extend na naman doon, wala na, so kailangan ma-compress.”
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