Vietnam star T4 all praises for Alas Pilipinas, Jia De Guzman

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Vietnam star Thi Thanh Thuy Tran against Alas Pilipinas in the FIVB Challenger Cup.

Vietnam star Thi Thanh Thuy Tran, popularly generally known as T4, in a sport in opposition to Alas Pilipinas within the FIVB Challenger Cup. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIREr.internet

MANILA, Philippines — Trần Thị Thanh Thúy had nothing however praises for Alas Pilipinas, particularly setter Jia De Guzman, after their showdown within the FIVB Girls’s Volleyball Challenger Cup.

Thuy, dubbed as T4, returned to motion from damage and solely scored two factors however nonetheless made a big impact for Vietnam, which eradicated the host Philippines, 25-14, 25-22, 25-21, on Friday at Ninoy Aquino Stadium.

“The Philippines’ efficiency could be very effectively as a result of they’ve reference to the setter,” mentioned Thuy, who checked in halfway via the second set and began within the third.

HIGHLIGHTS: Alas Pilipinas vs Vietnam FIVB Challenger Cup

“[It was] a really fascinating match-up as a result of she performed in Japan and she or he performed loads. So I feel it was match.”

De Guzman has been instrumental in Alas’ enchancment with the eight-time PVL Greatest Setter sharing her expertise from the Denso AiryBees within the Japan V.League along with her youthful teammates.

Alas Pilipinas' Jia de Guzman in a game against Vietnam in the FIVB Challenger Cup.

Alas Pilipinas’ Jia de Guzman in a sport in opposition to Vietnam within the FIVB Challenger Cup. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.internet

Apart from Alas’ vastly improved sport in comparison with their previous worldwide duels, Thuy admitted she felt somewhat nervous enjoying in entrance of an ecstatic Filipino crowd.

“Earlier than the match,  [I’m] somewhat scared as a result of enjoying within the Philippines you’ve gotten the viewers very enthusiastic [so] I’m very nervous. So we have now to attempt to calm down, focus, and benefit from the sport,” she mentioned.

READ: Alas Pilipinas loses to Vietnam, bows out of FIVB Challenger Cup

The Vietnamese star, who didn’t play of their title run within the AVC Problem Cup Manila final Might, mentioned she’s not but at a one hundred pc however she’s thrilled to share the court docket along with her teammates once more.

“I felt somewhat nervous after I obtained again as a result of I’m not in my one hundred pc so I simply strive my finest to have enjoyable once more with the staff,” mentioned Thuy.



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Thuy and Vietnam battle Czechia in a knockout semifinal on Saturday, searching for to inch a step nearer to the Volleyball Nations League.





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