MANILA, Philippines – With his back against the wall after three consecutive defeats, head coach Chery Tiggo, Clarence Esteban, is urging goal scorer Jasmine Nabor and the rest of his players to step up as they try. save the chances of reaching the semi-finals are fading in the Volleyball Premier League (PVL) Conference Invited.
EJ Laure, Alina Bicar and Justine Dorog have returned to the roster from health and safety protocols but calamity continues with the Crossover after falling to the brink of elimination with a 23-25, 16-25, 18-25 lost to Cignal on Saturday at the San Juan Arena.
Chery Tiggo continues to miss Dindin Santiago-Manabat, who is still recovering from an ankle sprain, and libero Buding Duremdes and Joy Dacoron due to health and safety procedures. But with their depleted squad, Esteban said he has fueled the fire for his remaining players to have a mentality to replace the next.
“Our team is still carrying the burden of missing key players,” said new coach Chery Tiggo in the Philippines. “We’re encouraging the rest of the players to step up and keep fighting for the team for us to win.”
“Dindin really wants to get well soon but so far she has not been able to dance. She is still in the process of improving her walking ability. But our physiotherapist didn’t want to force her to regain her ability to dance at this stage. Young shoots are also a huge missing element,” he added.
After losing three games in a row, Esteban are counting on Nabor to use their best spearheads led by Mylene Paat, Shaya Adorador and EJ Laure by implementing their new playstyles and systems in hope. restore your chances of reaching the semi-finals.
“I want Nabor to step up. Because we’re bringing the new system into her setup. If she can make it work, our offense will go smoothly,” he said. “Our fishers have skills, maximizing those skills is up to you. into her. “
Esteban will make the most of their five-day break as they attempt their first win over the winless Petro Gazz on Thursday at Sta. Rosa, Laguna.
“We are trying to avoid the negative so that it no longer puts an extra burden on our team. We continue from our losses. We are playing game by game,” he said.
Only the top four of the seven will advance to the next round, taking on Japan’s Kobe Shinwa University and Taipei’s KingWhale.
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