Former DLSU Lady Spikers defend Ramil de Jesus after 'pambarangay' comment

ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 26, 2018 02:07 PM
Former Lady Spikers defend Ramil de Jesus' fiery comments
As defending champions, former DLSU Lady Spiker Celine Hernandez noted, Ramil de Jesus expects them to play like champions, and fiery comments like that is all part of the desire to get more victories under their belt.

Former DLSU Lady Spikers Stephanie Mercado and Celine Hernandez came to their college mentor Ramil de Jesus' aide after the 10-time champion called his wards playing like players in an inter-barangay league.

The coach, who is always known for his no non-sense approach and frank comments, came under fire on social media for calling his squad's level of play at level with an inter-barangay league after losing to the Adamson Lady Falcons in four sets Sunday.

Here is the video of de Jesus' interview for context.

The two players, who were part of de Jesus' championship teams, noted that their coach only used fiery comments in order to draw inspiration to win, as the defending champions had lost two in their last three games.

Hernandez even thanked de Jesus for his brand of mentorship, adding that his way helped his players' character, which even goes beyond the volleyball court. 

As defending champions, Hernandez noted, de Jesus expects them to play like champions, and fiery comments like that is all part of the desire to get more victories under their belt.

Mercado backed up Hernandez' statement, and noting that his words may make or break a player, but has always led to the betterment of the team.

 

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