REBISCO PSL-Manila gears up for a tough game against Supreme of Thailand on Monday at the start of the classification phase of the Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championships in Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan.
The match starts at 2 p.m.
The Philippines, whose best finish in the Asian meet was seventh, has three matches left to play.
National team head coach Francis Vicente told the players, led by Rachel Anne Daquis, Aby Marano and Jovelyn Gonzaga to put the results of the group stage behind them and be motivated to put up a gallant fight against the unbeaten Thai club.
Rebisco PSL Manila is winless in three matches.
“Let’s be motivated by those negative comments we get from people, let’s use it positively,” said Vicente in reference to the criticisms they got over the internet.
“We will fight. Be positive and optimistic.”
Led by superstar middle blocker Pleumjit Thinkaow, Thailand swept Group A, beating host Altay, Taiwan Power and Sarmayeh Bank of Iran.
Vicente said the 14 were low in spirits during the Tianjin match but he still lauded the squad made up of Philippine Superliga stars for their efforts.
The Rebisco spikers sponsored by Asics, Grand Sport and Turkish Airlines held practice Sunday morning on rest day for the tournament featuring eight clubs in the continent.