DESPITE a runner-up finish to back-to-back champion PLDT Air Force in the men’s division of the Philippine Super Liga All-Filipino Conference, Cignal coach Macky Carino hardly showed any signs of disappointment.
The Cignal said he remained proud of his boys even after falling short in the championship game, 21-25, 21-25, 21-25, against a mighty Power Attackers side which won the tournament via a 9-0 sweep.
“I'm proud of my team,” said Cariño. “Sobrang happy ako as coach kasi all of them played really well.”
“Dito sa competition dalawa lang ang resulta, either you win or you lose. If you win, bonus na lang 'yun. If you lose, it means kulang pa.”
Carino reminded his players to go out of the locker room with their heads held high.
“Una nalungkot, siyempre, pero kinausap ko sila, sabi ko 'wag tayong lalabas dito na malungkot tayo. Yung journey natin papunta dito sa Finals napakaganda na, kung mag-champion tayo sobra-sobrang swerte na natin,” Carino said.