Gorayeb welcomes BaliPure’s early struggles: Ito ‘yung magandang problema

BaliPure are currently 2-1 in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference but Roger Gorayeb admits his wards’ confidence is much lower from the previous conference.

“Nawawala yung agressiveness nila. Hindi dapat ganun,” Gorayeb said.

The Water Defenders made quick work of the University of the Philipines to bounce back from their loss against Creamline last Wednesday.

Gorayeb though was far from happy particularly their near colapse at the end of the third set.

They were up, 22-19 late in that set before UP took the lead with a 4-0 run. Good thing the Water Defenders held tight to seal the deal with their own 3-0 run.

“Gusto ko kasi agresibo lagi, mapa-opensa, depensa, gusto kong makita sa kanila yan. Kasi kung di ka agresibo madali kang ma-down.”

Gorayeb felt his young team peaked way too soon last conference where they went to the Reinforced finals, considering how the team only got formed a few weeks before the tournament started.

“Feeling ko kasi parang ang bilis nung angat namin, nung nakaraan kami kami lang hindi naman ganun kalaki yung chance biglang nag-finals.”

The Water Defenders will have a week of rest before facing the Air Force next Sunday. While Gorayeb admits his team is still groping for their last conference’s form, he isn’t keen on pushing the panic button just yet.

“Mas ok na mangyari to ngayon kaysa dulo. Ang hirap ng labanan ngayon, baka hindi pa nila nare-realize na maikli lang. Ayokong malagay dun sa alanganin, kailangan ibalik ko sa mental state na hindi pwedeng ganyan yung laro natin,” he said.

“Gagamitin ko yung time para maibalik. Ito ‘yung magandang problema.”

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