"Overconfidence" cost UE a chance in Season 79

Paul Lintag on Nov 17, 2016 10:36 AM
A touch of overconfidence started the downfall of UE in Season 79.

The UE Red Warriors were trendy picks in the preseason to make the Final Four in UAAP Season 79.

And after finishing with an ugly 3-11 record tied for last place, those trendy preseason picks may be the one that did the Red Warriors in.

"Siguro [naging] overconfident [kami], kasi sobrang ganda ng preseason namin, di namin ineexpect na pagdating dito di namin na-apply," veteran RR De Leon said on what went wrong for UE this season.

"Siguro dahil nga dun, tingin namin sa sarili namin magagaling na kami kaya akala namin parehas lang preseason sa UAAP," he added.

While that may be partly true, the Red Warriors have had enough of Season 79.

In fact, according to De Leon, UE is starting its buildup for Season 80 after a short break.

"Sa ngayon break muna, break lang bukas pero Friday training na ulit kasi may liga na ulit. Start na ulit para mas mahaba ang preparation," De Leon said.


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