FOTON import Sara Klisura introduced herself to Filipino fans with an impressive debut, scoring 26 points for the Tornadoes in their opening-game day win over Cignal, 25-15, 25-19, 22-25, 25-22, in the Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix on Saturday at The Arena in San Juan.
The Serbian open spiker built her offense on 22 attacks on top of seven digs to lead the back-to-back defending champion to a strong start.
But Klisura, 25, does not focus on her score but on the win.
“First, I’m happy because our team won, this was a very important game for us. We had a very strong team against us, Cignal, so we’re happy that we won - this the first thing, the most important thing,” she said.
“About 26 (points) I’m happy of course, it’s very nice to hear but the first thing is about the team always,” she added.
After her debut game in the Philippines, Klisura, who has played in Europe, hopes to live up to the expectations and carry her team to more wins.
“I hope that I can lead my team and I can provide support to them, this is the most important because I have some experience. I think they expect it from me so I hope I can do my job,” she said.
Klisura, though, admitted that there is pressure on her shoulders to help Foton win its third straight title.
But she’s not looking too far ahead, instead she wants to take on what’s in front of her a game at a time.
“There’s always a pressure on my side but it’s not the main thing that I feel because if you want to play good, you need to relax and just play,” she said.
Foton, which is currently tied with Petron (1-0), will face Cocolife on Saturday.