David hopes Meralco can develop winner's mentality
MANILA, Philippines – Meralco guard Gary David says his team needs to develop a winner’s mentality after the Bolts suffered a fourth consecutive loss in the PBA Philippine Cup.
Leading by five points with just 15 seconds to go, the Bolts gave up back-to-back three-pointers to the Barangay Ginebra Kings last Saturday and wound up losing 82-83.
“Masakit ‘yung pagkatalo namin,” David admitted in a PBA.ph interview. “Kailangan naming bumawi.”
The loss was their fourth straight – the longest active losing streak in the conference. Meralco is now at 3-7, just ahead of Air21 at the bottom of the league standings.
David says the Bolts will quickly have to learn how to close out games if they want to have a fresh start in 2014.
“Dapat pa naming pag-isipan ‘yung mga bagay na makakapagpa-improve sa amin, lalo na sa end game,” he said.
“Siguro, ang kailangan lang namin i-improve ay ‘yung mentality at eagerness to win. ‘Yung winner’s attitude – ‘yun dapat naming pagtibayan, mas lalo na sa end game ng mga laro.”
Meralco kicked off the conference with a 3-2 record before losing their next four games.