No where to go but up for the men's volleyball team.
With its Asian Games campaign coming to an end after a loss against Japan on Thursday night, the players of the Philippine men’s national volleyball team will now head to back to their respective clubs and teams.
Such is the case for outside hitter Bryan Bagunas, who will join Win Streak once more in Taiwan.
The national team surprised many with their commendable performances during the Asiad, which included a historic win over Afghanistan.
And being one of the veterans of the national team, Bagunas wants to make sure that his teammates will also get to learn what it is that he learns from his overseas experience.
“Para sa akin, palagi ako naglalaro sa ibang bansa. Then, kung ano 'yung mga natutunan sa ibang bansa, shine-share ko lang din sa kanila,” Bagunas told One Sports' Mei-Lin Lozada after the match against Japan.
That is certainly good news as Bagunas, who put up monster performances for the national team in the Asian Games, is a dedicated student of the game, one who continues to find ways to elevate his game and is alwas eager to learn.
“Siyempre, open pa rin ako matuto sa mga skills na kulang sa 'kin. So, siyempre hindi pa rin ako titigil na mag-improve din para sa Pilipinas,” said Bagunas.
It is safe to say that men’s volleyball in the Philippines is headed in the right direction thanks to standouts like Bagunas.
And with Bagunas also pointing out what needs to be done after this tournament, then there should be no reason for the team to continue developing and having more competitive matches against some of the best teams in the world.
(With reports from Mei-Lin Lozada, One Sports Digital)