HIGHLY-touted rookie Terrence Romeo doesn’t mind struggling offensively against Meralco, so long as Globalport won their PLDT myDSL-PBA Philippine Cup encounter.
Romeo finished with a career-low four points in the Batang Pier’s 93-89 win over the Bolts after averaging a league-best 22.5 points entering Friday night’s game, as defenders Jared Dillinger and John Wilson made life miserable for the reigning UAAP Most Valuable Player.
“Nahirapan talaga akong kumuha ng bola. Sobrang dikit kasi ng depensa,” said the shooting guard out of Far Eastern University.
But despite his bad game, Romeo was more than satisfied Globalport won its second game in five outings.
“Wala akong dapat ika-down, eh marami na uli magsa-side comment, pero panalo kami, kaya maski zero points ako okay lang ako,” he stressed.
The 5-foot-11 Romeo, who just two weeks ago registered a PBA career-best of 34 points in a 114-100 win against Air21 and 27 in a losing cause against Ginebra, 104-109, said there’s no reason for him to be down with just a single bad outing.
“Kung minsan, maganda nilalaro mo, mataas ang expectation, pero basta di naman natatapos ang basketball ko sa isang bad game eh,” said the soft-spoken rookie.
Romeo said he doesn’t expect easy shots in the pro league, but is willing to learn as much as he can from his veteran teammates and make the necessary adjustments in the succeeding games.
“Pero kaya nandito ako para mag-improve pa. Eh ngayon, may mga ganung instances pala, so alam ko na sa susunod ang gagawin ko,” he said.
Globalport goes back to action on Sunday when it takes on Rain or Shine at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.