Arwind turns attention to Gilas: ‘Ano pa gagawin ko, laglag na kami’
Arwind Santos is turning his attention to Gilas Pilipinas.
Well, it’s only right.
“A-attend ako sa unang practice. Ano pa gagawin ko, laglag na kami? Doon muna ako magco-concentrate,” Santos said Wednesday after his Beermen saw their PBA season end.
Faced with a twice-to-beat disadvantage, San Miguel got dominated by Alaska in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinals.
It’s pretty much the same end for the Beermen as last season when they made two Finals before eventually stopping in the first round of the Governors’ Cup as the no. 6 seed.
“Nakakalungkot na natalo tayo,” Santos said.
“Hindi talaga maganda, pero ganun talaga. Siguro pinakita ng Diyos na hindi kami lagi nasa top. Kailangan bumaba rin kami, bumangon kami sa baba tapos magsimula ulit,” he added.
With San Miguel’s campaign now over, Santos moves on to the Philippine national team where he’s now a part of for the first time in nearly a decade.
Santos reunites with head coach Yeng Guiao in Gilas. Guiao coached the 2009 Powerade Pilipinas, Santos’ only national team stint so far.
“‘Di pa naman ako kasama sa Final . Para sa akin, panibagong challenge ito. Matagal na rin ako ‘di nakakapag-laro sa Philippine team,” Santos said.
“Thank you kay ninong, kay coach Yeng. Sana hindi siya magkamali sa pagpili sa’kin,” he added.
“A-attend ako sa unang practice. Ano pa gagawin ko, laglag na kami? Doon muna ako magco-concentrate,” Santos said Wednesday after the San Miguel Beermen saw their PBA season end.