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Gilas Pilipinas FIBA World Cup 2019 lineup: Philippines is ready to conquer

Gilas Pilipinas FIBA World Cup 2019 lineup: Philippines is ready to conquer

The Philippines got into a shocking statement by President Rodrigo Duterte when he thought Gilas Pilipinas was "closing the door" to strong competitors at FIBA ​​World Cup 2019.

The Philippines team has appeared quite a lot on international basketball news sites. The reason is because President Rodrigo Duterte of this country has said that he could not believe in the ability to continue the Philippine national basketball team at FIBA ​​World Cup 2019.

At this time, Gilas Pilipinas was training in Spain to have the best preparation for the World Cup and the news soon reached the teacher and coach Yeng Guiao's ears. Instead of support, President Duterte was extremely straightforward and somewhat harsh to the team. However, coach Guiao considered it a source of motivation for him and his students.

"It doesn't affect us at all", said Guaio from Spain. "From a personal perspective, I want people to think positively and stay positive. We will still believe in ourselves, on our ability at FIBA ​​World Cup."

President Duterte also added that he is more willing to "put the door" on China than the Philippines. This is what teachers and teachers Yeng Guiao took as the goal of striving.

"He can say that, and we see it as a challenge. The best approach to the league is to treat it as a challenge and confront it, trusting in what you can do and doing it. dress it", added Mr. Yeng Guiao.

Talking about the opportunity of the Filipino team at FIBA ​​2019 World Cup, they have fallen into a difficult match against two basketball powers Italy and Serbia.

While the Italian team is led by Danilo Gallinari, the LA Clippers star, Serbia has a starring team playing in the NBA like Nikola Jokic, Bogdan Bogdanovic or experienced players like Boban Marjanovic, Milos Teodosic and Nemaja. Bjelica.

The biggest win of the Philippines lies in the match against Angola, but coach Yeng Guiao is still very positive.

"In the match against Italy, Gilas will play hard and hope Italy will have a bad day. But no matter what the result, we will definitely do our best for the colors of the shirt. As for President Duterte, he will probably still support us.

2019 FIBA World Cup will officially kick off on August 31th in 8 Chinese cities. In particular, the Philippines team is in Group D with Serbia, Italy and Angola.