PVL: Babalik ako kapag feel ko na deserve ko – Galanza on national team return

Mark Escarlote on Nov 10, 2019 12:18 PM
PVL: Galanza leaves door open for national team return
Pwede naman po pero siguro mas gusto ko na babalik ako sa national team na napi-feel ko na deserve ko -- Jema Galanza (Photo by Arvin Lim)

Jema Galanza is leaving the door open for a national team return.

Fresh from the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference title conquest, the Creamline open spiker hopes to get another shot at donning the tricolors in the near future.

But for now, the Open Conference Most Valuable Player wants to further improve her skills and be as sharp as possible to earn her slot in the national team.

“Pwede naman po pero siguro mas gusto ko na babalik ako sa national team na napi-feel ko na deserve ko. Na talagang pagtatrabahuhan ko,” said Galanza, who stepped up big time for the Cool Smashers in their historic and rare 20-game tournament sweep.

Galanza, an Adamson University product, wants to make sure that when the call of duty comes, she will be 100% ready to heed the call.  

“Sa ngayon di ko pa masasagot pero kapag nakita ko na mas nag-improve pa ako dun ko pwedeng ipasok yung national team,” she said.

The hitter saw action with the national team last year in the AVC Asian Cup in Thailand and was actually a part of the national team pool.

Galanza made a hard decision to withdraw from the pool three months ago to concentrate on Creamline’s campaign. Her sacrifice bore fruit as she performed at her best in the season-ending conference that earned her the conference MVP and Best Open Spiker awards all while leading the Cool Smashers to retaining their hold of the throne.     

“Magandang desisyon ‘yun para sa akin and may nangyari sa desisyon ko,” said the Virtual Playground talent. “Hindi lang para sa akin kundi para sa team kasi yun nga nag-champion kami.”

And winning the highest individual award is a welcome bonus.

“Ang sarap sa pakiramdam din kasi last year pa sobrang yung pagod ko kay coach Tai (Bundit) sa training, umiiyak ako sa kanya. Sumasakit ang ankle ko lagi sa kanya. Lahat ng paghihirap naranasan ko sa kanya,” she recalled.

“Now nakikita ko na nagi-improve ako. Sobrang thankful ko kay Coach Tai. Siyempre sa teammates ko rin kasi kung hindi dahil sa kanila di ko magagawa yun. Nandyan sila para i-push din ako and i-motivate ako everyday na kaya ko ‘to. Na kaya ko kahit di ko na kaya,” she added.

 

 

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