Victolero takes blame for Game 4 loss after losing cool

first_imgMOST READ “I think it’s my fault and I told that to my players,” said Victolero when asked if the frustrations are rubbing off on his players. “It starts with me so it’s my fault. We lost this game because of me.”READ: Ginebra frustrates Star to knot seriesFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe Hotshots have now lost two in a row after winning eight straight including the first two games of the best-of-seven semifinals series.Victolero feels now is the time for Star to lean more on one another with the pivotal Game 5 set on Friday night. “You saw what happened. And the PBA also saw it. I mean, I don’t have anything to say to the referees. It’s just that my emotions went up. And you know, it’s up to them. And to those who saw the game, it’s also up to you what you think about the game,” Victolero said in Filipino.But more than his frustrations, Victolero said he also needs to make the right adjustments to counter what his counterpart Tim Cone and Ginebra have been doing the past two games.“I think I learned a lot from this game. I need to adjust. I need to focus on the game. Coach Tim did a good job with our defense.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis PLAY LIST 03:42SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LATEST STORIES Star Hotshots coach Chito Victolero. PBA IMAGESStar head coach Chito Victolero thinks he has to do a better job in keeping his emotions in check.Victolero was visibly upset after the referees missed a traveling violation on Ginebra big man Dave Marcelo that led to a basket by Kevin Ferrer early in the fourth quarter. He also got called for a technical foul for crossing the hash line.ADVERTISEMENT “We need to stay together and stay positive. Experience-wise, the players already know what they have to do,” he said. “This conference we’ve experienced a lot of [character-building moments] and we need to keep building our character during these situations so it’s not easy.”“At the start, I know that it’s not going to be easy because we’re playing Ginebra. It now boils down to a best-of-three and I’m very happy it’s still, 2-2.”READ: Desire to win drives Cruz to season best Victolero, however, kept his lips sealed when asked to comment about the huge discrepancy on fouls called. The Hotshots were whistled for 36 fouls as compared to the Gin Kings’ 18.As a result, Ginebra attempted 23 more free throws than Star, which went 9/10.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Desire to win drives Cruz to season bestlast_img

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