FROM his seat in the lower box section of the Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday afternoon, Aldin Ayo tried his best to blend in as he watched the Ateneo-Far Eastern University game.
He couldn't care less who won, Ayo said.
“I believe in the saying that, ‘Be careful what you wish for,’ said Ayo, whose top-seeded La Salle side is already in the UAAP finals and only awaits the winner of the other Final Four pairing.
"I don’t care if it’s FEU or Ateneo (who won). Bahala sila magpatayan,” Ayo chuckled.
Regardless of who they meet, Ayo and the Green Archers are not sitting idly. Ayo and the rest of his coaching staff were doing their homework on Saturday from the stands as FEU and Ateneo battle for the other berth in the finals.
La Salle, though, will have to wait a little longer after the Tamaraws beat the twice-to-beat Blue Eagles, 62-61, to force a knockout game set on Wednesday.
Ayo said he doesn’t mind La Salle having a long break that will stretch 10 days from the time the Green Archers dispatched Adamson last Wednesday in the Final Four to Saturday's best-of-three finals.
The longer preparation time, Ayo said, will come in handy especially after what he described as a ‘horrible’ win against Adamson where La Salle only had three assists and turned the ball over 26 times.
“Siguro ngayon, makakatulong. We have 10 days to prepare. Mas makakatulong lalo na ‘yung mga mga lapses na ginawa namin, we will make sure na ma-resolve namin at masolusyunan namin.”
“We will make sure na come December 3, magawa namin ‘yung mga kailangan naming gawin,” Ayo added. “Kung sino manalo, haharapin namin.”