FORMER Far Eastern University star Terrence Romeo has just one advice after seeing the Tamaraws lose Game Two of the UAAP men's basketball finals to the National University Bulldogs.
Romeo, now entering his second season with GlobalPort in the PBA after leaving school early, was at ringside on Wednesday night when the Tamaraws dropped a 47-62 decision to the Bulldogs, setting the stage for a winner-take-all match.
Although disappointed, last season's league MVP said he was proud of the effort of his former teammates.
“Sobrang proud ako sa mga (former) teammates ko. Grabe sila maglaro. Sobrang (ganda) ng jelling ng laro nila, eh talaga lang sumu-shoot ang mga tira ng NU, mahirap talaga ma-stop ang tira ng kalaban na sumu-shoot,” Romeo told Spin.ph after pulling himself away from a throng of FEU supporters.
Romeo urged FEU players to continue to support each other and use the next six days to regroup in the hope of coming out better and stronger for Game Three on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.
“Sana maibalik na nila (Tamaraws) yung (UAAP men’s basketball) trophy sa Morayta, tapos magkaisa lang sila,” said Romeo, who was scheduled to leave on Thursday morning for Sendai, Japan with Nino Canaleta, Rey Guevarra and Aldrech Ramos to compete in the 2014 Fiba 3x3 World Tour Final.
“Ito yung time na dapat mas solid sila at mag-support sila sa isa’t isa. Huwag sila mag-gi-give up sa time na ito,” added the 22-year-old former King Tamaraw,
The four PBA stars are representing the Philippines after stunning heavily-favored Qatar, 21-17, to rule the Manila leg of the tour last July and earn a berth in the world tour.