Valdez denies cutting short nat'l team training in Japan
Mark Escarlote on Jul 09, 2017 10:47 PM
Well, that’s the plan naman to train with the team for the whole duration ng national team training talaga -- Alyssa Valdez
Alyssa Valdez will join the Philippine women’s national volleyball team for the whole duration of its Japan training that will run from July 17 to August 2.
The Creamline star spiker denied the rumors circulating on social media that she will not complete the international training set by Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. as part of the national team’s preparation for the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship on August 9 to 17 and the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from August 19 to 31.
“Well, that’s the plan naman to train with the team for the whole duration ng national team training talaga,” said the four-time national team member after the Cool Smashers’ four-set win over Philippine Air Force Sunday in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
The team will have a busy schedule in Japan where the Pinay spikers will have a number of tune-up games against club and college teams in Okayama City and Kobe.
“And when we get back here we have the siguro ilang days lang tapos may tournament na kami,” she added. “Well, that’s the original plan and we’re gonna stick to it naman.”
Valdez will miss Creamline’s last three elimination round games against the Power Smashers (July 19), University of the Philippines (July 22) and BanKo-Perlas (July 30).
But rumors circulated that Valdez might cut her Japan training short to play for Creamline in the crucial stretch of the elims. And that allegedly she’s disappointed with the number of cancelled team practices including Sunday morning’s training where she was according to rumors was not informed.
“Hindi ko alam kung saan nababasa ‘tong mga nangyayaring ‘to pero hindi ko talaga alam kung saan lumalabas,” she said.
“I think everyone knows naman also that the mother company din naman nila (Creamline) ang nag-sponsor ng trip so syempre let’s be open to all the possibilities,” she added. “But the plan is to really train with them (national team) naman so I guess that’s all I could say.”
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