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Gilas has no time to sulk with key Angola conflict subsequent, says Japeth Aguilar

Japeth Aguilar Gilas Fiba World Cup

Gilas Pilipinas ahead Japeth Aguilar throughout a sport in opposition to the Dominican Republic. -MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.internet

MANILA, Philippines — Japeth Aguilar remained optimistic regardless of Gilas Pilipinas’ gallant stand ending up with a heartbreaking 87-81 loss to the Karl-Anthony Cities-led Dominican Republic on Friday at Philippine Area in Bulacan.

The Gilas captain needs his staff to rapidly put the painful defeat behind them and shift their focus to their essential Group A match in opposition to Angola on Sunday at Sensible Araneta Coliseum.

“Some issues had been simply not in our management… Breaks of the sport,” Aguilar informed reporters shortly after the loss. “We’re solely going to get higher from right here. So, we have now a fast turnaround, we’re wanting ahead to the following sport.”

Gilas Pilipinas vs Dominican Republic Fiba World Cup

Gilas Pilipinas huddles throughout a sport in opposition to the Dominican Republic within the Fiba World Cup. -MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.internet

Aguilar, the longest-tenured participant on the nationwide staff, is sticking to the positives like their protection anchored by younger large man AJ Edu, who stood his floor in opposition to three-time NBA All-Star Cities.

“Our protection most likely [was the silver lining]. Our younger guys stepped up,” he stated. “He actually confirmed up this sport. Massive props for AJ Edu. I maintain telling him to stick with it.”

The 36-year-old ahead, who began the sport and solely scored two factors in 10 minutes of motion, apologized to the record-breaking 38,115 followers for letting them down however he promised to bounce again of their final two video games in Group A together with Italy on Tuesday.

“They confirmed up in the present day. Sorry we didn’t get the job carried out however we nonetheless have hope. So hopefully, we’ll get a win,” Aguilar stated. 

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