Former DLSU Lady Spikers defend Ramil de Jesus after 'pambarangay' comment
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 26, 2018 02:07 PM
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.
Here's the full interview of DLSU coach Ramil De Jesus after their loss to Adamson: “Pam-barangay lang ang laro niyo, doon lang kayo bagay, hindi kayo bagay sa UAAP." » https://t.co/ENREsPw0K3#UAAPSeason80Volleyball pic.twitter.com/vhFaBKX5Mf— ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) February 25, 2018
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.
Ay guys tigilan niyo si Coach Ramil ah. Tumibay lahat ng pagkatao namin beyond volleyball dahil sa kanya.— Celine Hernandez ♥ (@savedbyTHEbambu) February 26, 2018
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.
May character-building na tinatawag, natural nakakaiyak minsan yung sinasabi pero bawal ang balat sibuyas. You are part of a very competitive team. Everyone in there must try to live up to the name.— Celine Hernandez ♥ (@savedbyTHEbambu) February 26, 2018
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.
Agree with what @savedbyTHEbambu said, “His words make you or break you, and YOU know exactly what to choose! ANIMO!” Will always bleed green 💚 hugs & kisses to the Lady Spikers 😘🤗 https://t.co/ijemDONOLG— Stephanie Mercado (@paneng_mercado) February 25, 2018