After his appearance in the UAAP, the legend Ramil de Jesus step foot in the PVL for the first time on Sunday
It's a different feeling with coach Ramil de Jesus on the sidelines. Ask the De La Salle Lady Spikers, who decimated the defending champions National Universtiy Lady Bulldogs in the second round of the UAAP Women's Vollleyball Tournament in front of their returning mentor. Ask the F2 Logistics Cargo Movers, who inched closer to the PVL All-Filipino Conference bronze after beating the PLDT High Speed Hitters. Actually, One Sports did ask the yellow-clad squad about RDJ's comeback.
F2 Logistics captain Aby Maraño said having de Jesus around is a huge confidence-booster.
"Malaking motivation kasi mas confident kami maglaro kasi nandyan siya."
Kim Kianna Dy, who also played for the multi-titled coach in her La Salle days, said everyone changes with the legendary tactician around.
"Just his presence is really a big thing for us, like the whole team, players, coaches, managers."
F2 Logistics coach Regine Diego, a former player for Ramil herself, said de Jesus' presence gave a sense of comfort.
"Syempre na-inspire kaming lahat, nandito siya. Lahat kami . . . the core group, dumaan kay coach Ramil e. He's here, I know we're safe, I know we're guided. Parang ganon."
With RDJ on the sidelines, it's not gonna be a surprise if the Cargo Movers go for the kill on Tuesday against PLDT.
(With reports from Mei-Lin Lozada & Jamie Velasco, One Sports Digital)