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    Sammy Acaylar dissatisfied with Philippine team's straight-sets win over Macau

    Jul 16, 2017

    ALTHOUGH they scored another big win, coach Sammy Acaylar saw issues again with the Philippine volleyball team’s play which he hopes to solve at training camp in Korea.

    Aside from being complacent in their second match against the Macau team that they had beaten handily on Friday, the nationals need to improve floor defense and setting, according to Acaylar.

    "We won but I'm not satisfied because hindi lumabas 'yung ine-ensayo namin talaga," said Acaylar the straight-sets win at MOA Arena.

    "Maybe because, parang culture ng Pilipino na kapag alam namin na mahina at alam natin na tinalo natin ay medyo bumababa yung intensity nila."

    [See Greg Dolor shows way as Philippine volleyball team rips Macau in tuneup match]

    "I told my coaching staff to train the psychological and the character of the players na kahit sino ang kalaban namin, dapat andoon 'yung killer instinct nila," he said.

    The team leaves for Korea on July 22 for a two-week training camp as part of the buildup for the Southeast Asian Games.

    "I want to develop more on service receive and pattern of floor defense, and especially, blocking. Dahil sa lalaki talaga, ang labanan diyan ay blocking," he said.

    "And of course I told my libero and my setter na every time na bago sila matulog, talagang pahahawakan ko sila ng Korean coaches para ma-train sila ng speed ng setting at makuha namin. Kasi ang Korea is good in setting eh. Magaling sila mag-train ng setter, that is why gusto ko makuha 'yung speed."

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