See the official statements below.
LIST: Statements, who's the team to beat this 2019 Philippine Cup?
"Of course, San Miguel is the team to beat. It's all-Filipino, so lahat dito iniisip how to stop June Mar."
Raymond Zorrilla - Phoenix:
"SMB is gunning for its fifth straight and they're the benchmark."
Silliman Sy - Blackwater:
"San Miguel will be one of the toughest teams to beat, but as strong as the other teams are, I'll bet my money on San Miguel."
Dickie Bachmann - Alaska:
"San Miguel, Ginebra, at Purefoods."
Bobby Rosalies - Columbian:
"Kumpleto ang lineup ng mga teams sa San Miguel group."
"There are no secret with those teams. San Miguel is the strongest team, the team to beat. Magnolia is coming from a championship, so that's another plus for them, and Ginebra will always be a strong team."
Al Panlilio - Meralco:
"They've always been the benchmark."
Robert Non - San Miguel:
"Bilog ang bola. You can never tell. Yung first championship with June Mar, ang natira doon sa group na yun, anim na lang dahil nagtatandaan na sila. Sana yung mga bagong recruits namin mag-adopt kami and we're hoping."
Mamerto Mondragon - Rain or Shine:
"We've tried to strengthen our team and we're already able to solve our problems involving our coach and players."
Erick Arejola - NorthPort:
"We've got a good rookie, so hopefully we can enter the quarters or even semis this conference."
Ricky Vargas - TNT:
"Everybody is a team to beat. You go to the game saying we will win, and you don't go there saying you will lose. So I think, really, it's TNT on my mind."