“The most dangerous opponents are those with nothing-to-lose and everything-to-gain mentality,” said de Jesus, referring to the Lady Realtors, who finished the preliminaries with a 2-12 win-loss mark despite parading a rock-solid lineup led by MJ Philips, Jho Maraguinot, Rebecca Rivera, Pam Lastimosa, Amanda Villanueva and Amy Ahomiro.
Petron coach Shaq Delos Santos doesn’t want to be complacent.
“We can’t afford to be complacent because we’re already in the knockout stage. We have to prepare well against Marinerang Pilipina,” said Delos Santos, who guided Petron to back-to-back All-Filipino crowns.
“Being on top is a huge opportunity. So we have to take care of it by keeping our focus and not letting any distraction get into the way.”