Trabaho lang -- Meneses on win over former team Adamson
Mark Escarlote on Feb 18, 2017 08:06 PM
Trabaho lang. Sila na ang bahala doon, sila na ang nakaupo doon. Hopefully, maging successful sila -- Ateneo assistant coach Sherwin Meneses on former team Adamson
Ateneo de Manila University assistant coach Sherwin Meneses said he holds no ill feelings against his former team Adamson.
He treated his first match – a lopsided 25-19, 25-18, 25-13, win Saturday for the Lady Eagles – against the Lady Falcons as just another ordinary game in the 79th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament.
Not a revenge victory or a way to get back at the team that replaced him with an American coach.
Meneses took the reins of the Katipunan-based squad for the second straight game with head coach Tai Bundit still in Thailand to attend the funeral of his mother-in-law.
He was quick to dismiss any controversial issue regarding the match.
“Siguro nagkataon lang talaga (na sila kalaban). Hindi namin pinush na mangyari. Kasi kung assistant coach ka, kailangan i-grab mo 'yung opportunity na makukuha mo,” said Meneses, who left the Adamson midway into Season 78 when the team’s new management wanted to go to a different direction.
Meneses transferred to Ateneo right after leaving Adamson but didn’t sit as a lieutenant for Bundit until Season 78 ended.
While the Lady Eagles collected their second straight victory for a 3-1 record, the Lady Falcons dropped to 0-4 slate.
“Siyempre nalulungkot tayo kasi team natin 'yan, lahat ng players doon naabutan ko pa,” said the 34-year-old Meneses. “Pero ganoon talaga ang trabaho. Trabaho lang. Sila na ang bahala doon, sila na ang nakaupo doon. Hopefully, maging successful sila.”
After Meneses left Domingo Custodio handled the Lady Falcons as an interim coach before formally naming Airess Padda as head coach.
“Wala namang akong problema (na pinalitan ako). Tingin ko mag-iimprove sila doon kay coach Air kasi, siyempre, imported,” he said. “Makinig lang sila.”
Asked if there’s still some hard feelings against his former school, Meneses said it’s all water under the bridge now.
“Wala na. Matagal na. Lumipas na 'yun,” he said.
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