- Chris Tiu shared on Instagram his feelings towards the recent loss of Gilas Pilipinas
- He also shared how painful it was to disappoint the Filipinos
- The PH national team will match against Syria on Friday to determine the 5th placer in Asiad
After Philippine’s drastic 91-82 loss to South Korea in Asian Games 2018, Rain Or Shine point guard, Chris Tiu did not hesitate to let out his feelings.
Through his Instagram post, the Gilas Pilipinas player shared, “I've been playing professional and international basketball for 10 years now and there are a few games that hurt pretty bad and are almost never forgotten,”
“This one vs Korea in the QF of the 2018 Asian Games is one of them. It is painful because we know we could have made millions of Filipinos happy even for a moment & have a legitimate shot at bringing home a medal that will make you all proud,” he added.
Chris shared his remorse towards the game, “What's hard to swallow is letting people down and disappointing them when they trusted you to deliver,”
He also talked about his basketball career, “Personally, this is my last Asian Games (I'm 33 now) and possibly my last int'l competition. It would have been perfect to bring home a medal for the PH. Sayang,”
Nonetheless, the basketball player remained positive in life, he said, “Basketball is a metaphor of life. You try to do everything to make things work but sometimes God has other plans, usually better ones for us in His perfect time. We just have to accept, pick ourselves up and move forward,”
Despite the country's loss, the netizens are still proud of the Philippine national team. Read some of their comments here:
"We're still proud of you guys. You deserve nothing but respect. Like we always said, Laban Pilipinas PUSO!!!"
"Salute Sir! Your Country men is proud of you and the rest of the team! Thank you for representing PILIPINAS!"
"Still proud The moment you step on that court made us super proud."
Read his full post here:
Gilas Pilipinas is set to match with Syria on Friday, August 31, 2018, with the winner bagging the 5th place.
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