Fajardo aware of tough road ahead for Gilas, but believes ‘nothing is impossible’

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite MOST READ But rather than be overwhelmed with his situation, the three-time PBA Most Valuable Player believes that the team’s success wouldn’t be dependent on his efforts alone.“It’s still the team,” he said. “As long as we have teamwork and trust on ourselves, each other, and the coaches, we can do it. We just have to follow coach’s system and his instructions.”Fajardo said that the team realizes the realities Gilas Pilipinas have been dealt with, but that doesn’t mean that the Philippines will just roll over and die.“Nothing’s impossible,” he said. “We know that it’s going to be hard, but we believe that we’ll be able to win and we’ll do nothing but our best.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJune Mar Fajardo knows he has big shoes to fill for Gilas Pilipinas in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup.Without naturalized player Andray Blatche, the Cebuano giant will be thrust into the spotlight as he will be counted on to hold the paint against the giants of Asia.ADVERTISEMENT Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return “It’s going to be difficult because it’s tough to fill the shoes left by Andray because he’s our go-to guy,” he said in Filipino.Blatche opted to sit out the Asian championships following security concerns in Lebanon, as well as financial issues, according to an earlier Inquirer report.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The Syracuse-born big man has been with Gilas since the 2014 Fiba World Cup, and was a part of the silver medal-winning squad which competed in the 2015 Fiba Asia Championship in Changsha, China. He last played for the country in the 2017 Seaba Championship last May.Fajardo, meanwhile, will be bracing for only his second appearance in the continental meet — his first coming in 2013 here in Manila where he played sparingly as the team’s greenhorn. No plans yet as Andre Paras focused on honing skills View commentslast_img read more