BO Perasol ripped into his players once again after University of the Philippines lost for the fifth time in six games in UAAP Season 80 - a 73-64 defeat at the hands of the resurgent University of the East on Sunday at the Filoil Flying V Center.
The usually mild-mannered coach didn’t hold back during his post-game rant, which was heard down the hallway and at the pressroom while Red Warriors head coach Derrick Pumaren and Alvin Pasaol were being interviewed by reporters.
Asked about it later, Perasol said he was merely asking for accountability from his players in the middle of the slump.
“The message kasi, nakakapagod kasi when you lose and then you don’t get accountability,” said Perasol. “I wanted them to feel na when you lose a game you have to be accountable, you have to own up to the chances given to you.
"That’s the point of the character-building I wanted to share with my players,” he added.
Perasol added that more than the result, it’s the approach of his players after wasting opportunities given to them that riled him the most.
“It’s not about the wins or losses. Losses are going to come but the character building, that’s what I want to share with my players,” Perasol continued. I want them to feel that whatever you do in life, you have to be accountable for it.”
Despite the fury, Perasol isn’t about to give up on his players.
With the Maroons tied for fifth with National University at 4-6 record and still in with a chance at a Final Four spot, Perasol knows it's not too late for the Maroons to get their acts together for the final four games of the season.
“It’s definitely a work in progress but we’re not gonna stop. I’m not gonna give up on them, let’s keep on moving, we have so much work to do in those next four games,” he continued.