Chito Victolero shrugs off ‘intro boys’ tag: ‘Hindi yun makaka-stop sa amin’

Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero gracefully brushed off the “intro boys” label coined by fans, which refers to the team’s tendency to start strong in conferences but ultimately fall short in the end.

The Hotshots displayed their dominance by clinching seven straight victories in the eliminations, securing the top spot with a 9-2 record. They then cruised through tough matchups against TNT and Phoenix to reach the championship series, where they faced a formidable San Miguel team that clinched the Commissioner’s Cup title in just six games.

“We don’t mind that. We just work hard. Whatever the opinion from other people, we will respect them. Basta kami we will work hard to have the opportunity to go to the finals again,” said Victolero shortly after the Hotshots opened their Philippine Cup campaign with a 31-point rout of Converge.

Amidst the criticisms from social media, Coach Victolero remains unfazed and urges his players to stay focused on their goals. He aims to lead his team to success, silence the doubters, and put an end to their five-year championship drought.

“We respect that opinion but hindi iyon ‘yung makakastop sa amin. Mayroon kaming ibang motivation hindi namin kailangan yong mga ganun klaseng issues padaanin lang natin iyon,” said Victolero.

“We are not the most talented team, we’re not the best in terms of lineup but I’m proud of these boys because in my opinion we’re best in chemistry,” he added.

With a cohesive lineup that has already proven their chemistry in previous conferences, the Hotshots are well-equipped to make another title run. Their unity was evident in their first game, with four players scoring in double figures and four others contributing at least seven points each.

By staying committed and united, the Hotshots are poised to overcome challenges and reach their ultimate goal of securing another PBA title.

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