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Coach Olsen Racela is still shocked on their victory against Ateneo


The FEU Tamaraws are on a hot streak right now.

Just only three days removed from their empathic victory against the Adamson Soaring Falcons, the FEU also survived the Ateneo Blue Eagles, 63-60, on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Although FEU entered the game motivated and hungry, head coach Olsen Racela still couldn’t believe that they stood tall over the defending champions.

“Well, ako hindi ko rin alam paano namin ginawa yun. If you noticed, kami yung pinaka grabe yung schedule. Meron pa kaming laro sa Linggo. We played five games in two weeks. Sunday, Wednesday, Sunday, Wednesday, Sunday,” said Racela.

“We had a bad start. Against Ateneo hindi puwede yun kaya hindi namin alam kung paano namin nagawa yun.”

Before the season started, the PBA legend said that they will be shocked if they would beat Ateneo.

Indeed, he was true to his words, while at the same time praising Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin for putting up an excellent game.

“So, nagulat ako,” Racela joked to the media.

“We all know how good coach Tab [Baldwin], so he’ll make necessary adjustments for them to come back stronger in the second round,” he added.

Nonetheless, Racela noted that they need to be consistent in the second round because every win matters in order for the FEU to secure a Final Four spot.

“What we need is to be consistent. Every game is actually is very important, it can determine your fate this season. Pwede kang mapasok sa Final Four or ma-eliminate because of one loss. ‘Yun ang kailangang maintindihan ng aming team,” Racela ended.