They are the 4-time Philippine Cup champions, and the most dominant PBA team today. The chemistry was already there, and they knew each other very well, that is why they are really dominating the PBA today.
SMB to Asian Games? See list of statementsArwind Santos really agreed with the idea about sending SMB to Asiad:
“Kung San Miguel ang pinadala, gusto ko yun kasi ibang bansa at iba ang makakalaban namin doon,” said Arwind Santos.
According to Santos, that will be a great challenge for grand slam seeking SMB:
“At the same time, may matututunan kami at makakadagdag sa team namin yun, lalo na’t mabigat din yung goal namin which is yung grand slam. Malaking bagay yun kung makakalaban kami ng ibang bansa na alam nating ready na ready at hindi magpapatalo. Ibang pagsubok para sa San Miguel yun.”
Santos also added that SMB can compete in Asiad:
“Based on my experience nung naglaro ako dati sa national team, hindi naman ganoong kalakas yung mga team doon. Tingin ko kaya ng San Miguel doon,” said Santos.''
Alex Cabagnot also agreed to play for the flag:
“I would love to see us play, and I know naman na most of the guys, we’d like to compete,” chimed in Cabagnot, who isn’t against the idea at all.
Cabagnot also added that if ever, they will not only represent the country but also for sportsmanship aspects.
“I think I read something that Sen. Robert Jaworski put out there, that it’s not just representing the country but also being ambassadors of goodwill. I think all the countries joined (the Asian Games) is not just about the competition, but also the camaraderie and the sportsmanship, knowing that we’re representing the country.”
According to coach Leo Austria, SMB is good enough to represent the country in Asiad:
“We’re so flattered na maraming fans na nagsasabing San Miguel is good enough to represent the country sa Asian Games. Sa akin, I know na yung team lalaban, especially na pinapakita nila yung puso,” said the reigning three-time PBA Press Corps Coach of the Year, whose squad once overcame a 0-3 deficit to win the all-Filipino title back in 2016.
Austria also added that San Miguel is always ready to support any sports in the Philippines:
“San Miguel naman is always all-out to support any sport in the Philippines.”
As a coach, Austria frankly said that his team also needed additional force to really compete:
“We cannot assure na we will win the gold. I’m sure well be competitive if we’ll be given a chance to beef up the team,” he said.
Why not San Miguel flying the flag in Asiad? Yes, why not?
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