Fri. Dec 2nd, 2022

Tots Carlos (18) and Creamline Cool Smashers. PVL PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Tots Carlos will have no regrets for failing to win his third consecutive Premier Volleyball League MVP due to less playing time at the 2022 PVL Empowered Conference.

The two-time PVL MVP, who was Cool Smashers’ top scorer in the first two conferences, stressed that he didn’t think of any individual praise, realizing that with the start of Yeliz Başa, whom they imported from Turkey, he had to embrace a new role. counter spiker point.

“Number. I have no regrets because we really trust coach Sherwin’s system. It’s not an individual sport, it’s a team sport, so we understand our role,” said Carlos of the Philippines, United Auctioneers Inc. Army, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Saturday.

“We really don’t need to worry because we are aware of our own roles and our coaches have explained that to us. We have to always be ready when the team needs us,” he added.

Carlos, who was not among the top 50 scorers of this conference, said that the back injury that drove him off the pitch in his first game had nothing to do with his new role, as he remained confident in coach Sherwin Meneses’ system.

“It wasn’t a major injury and it was for a very short time because I was cleared after our first game. We only have one import and we really trust coach Sherwin’s system,” he said. “We make sure we always come out ready for our games in practice. Everyone on our team is on the field, no matter who is on the field.”

The opposing star spiker proved that he was always ready by coming off the bench, scoring seven points and putting the finishing touches with Jema Galanza in the fourth set when he took the field for Basa.

“Of course I’m very happy because I have limited time to play and I wanted to make the most of it,” said Carlos. “I really missed playing and looking forward to our upcoming games.”

“If our team needs help, we (the guards) are always here because Creamline is all about teamwork,” he added.

Carlos promises to stay ready for Cool Smashers next week when he receives a call from his coach as they will complete the qualifying round against sister team Choco Mucho before playing another robin match in the semifinals at the Mall of Asia Arena on Thursday.

“When we play a Choco Mucho with a loud crowd and everyone supporting both teams, it’s always an intense game. But we must not forget that this is still another game, so we must stick to the system and our one point at a time mentality.”

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