PLAYMAKER LA Revilla is uncertain of Mahindra’s long-term plans after it dumped its main men in the offseason, but he intends to focus only on the job at hand.
The club has parted ways with its top players led by Aldrech Ramos and Nino Canaleta as well as promising big man Bradwyn Guinto - moves that confounded even coach Chris Gavina.
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That could mean a tough time this season trying to match its fifth-place finish in the eliminations of the Governors Cup, but Revilla is determined to work hard.
"I don't know exactly yung long-term plan ng team; kung gusto ba nila (management) mas bata ba yung team or I don't know. For sure may plano sila. Our job is just to continue to work hard and play hard," he said.
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Asked what his expectations are heading into the season, Revilla bared there is none. But it doesn't mean they won't go all out.
"We're just hopeful na we're going to fulfill our progress and the results will be positive for us," he said.
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"Right now we haven't talked about it (management's expectations from the players) but then it's always been to just compete lang naman and play. Hard.
"Pressure is always there. But it's more of a challenge than a pressure. Sa mga isip ng mga tao we'll have a hard time again competing this conference," said Revilla.
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