With such a star-studded roster, Petron proved that hard work and sacrifice would lead to a fluid chemistry and eventually, back to the title.
“It’s been two years since the last time we tasted the crown,” said Molina, who is one of the two remaining players from the Petron squad that won the All-Filipino crown two years ago. “We wanted it very badly. We were hungry and determined to win.”
“I know that what we showed in Game 1 wasn’t the real performance of F2 Logistics,” de Jesus said. “The adrenaline of the players in Game 1 was so high that they tend to commit mistakes. I told them that most of them were selected in the national team, so they might as well come up with ‘national team-like’ performance.”
“It was our heart which carried us in this game,” said Petron coach Shaq Delos Santos. “We’re already in the championship match. It’s no longer a question of skills or talent; it’s now a question of willingness and desire. Whoever wants it more would definitely win.”
There will be a change of time for Game 2 of the finals on Thursday, 13 July. The game of F2 Logistics vs Petron at the FilOil Flying V Center will now start at 6:30pm. (The game was originally scheduled at 5pm).
It will still be televised live on AksyonTV, Cignal's Hyper and the Sports5 YouTube livestream.