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Losing his first title match since taking over the reigns at Ateneo, Thai head coach Anusorn “Tai” Bundit offered no excuses as La Salle finally won a title with him on the opposite side of the bench.
Fresh off a convincing 19-25, 25-21, 25-16, 25-16 defeat to their rivals, Bundit admitted that they were simply outworked and outclassed by the Lady Spikers in Game Three of the UAAP finals.
“La Salle players (are) better today. My players, not better,” said Bundit as he was swarmed by fans after the game.
Despite the language barrier, Bundit offered some insights on why they lost the game.
Known for playing loose and ‘happy,’ pressure definitely got to the Lady Eagles as Valdez was checked defensively late in the game and La Salle’s offense was slowly picking up.
In the end, according to Bundit, the Lady Eagles were simply over-thinking.
“My team (is) thinking too much. Some of my players think too much cause they want (to) win. We want (to) play happy but if (you’re) not happy you can’t win,” added Bundit.
With another season on the books, Bundit’s future remains uncertain as to whether he will return for another tour of duty with the Lady Eagles.
Though he mentioned that he wants to return here, the decision will ultimately be decided with his family as he heads back home to Thailand to have a break after what was a wild season.
“Now I go home. I don’t know (If I’ll be back). I want to. But I will think, I will plan with my family.”