first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Standard Insurance sailors overall China Cup champs One of the biggest threats for the Azkals going forward, Schrock limped off in the 40th minute in the 3-2 win over Timor Leste at KLFA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.The match came a day after a full day of traveling from Bacolod to the Malaysian capital on Thursday and the official one-hour training the following day.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAlthough it was an Achilles problem that forced him off the pitch, Schrock stressed that preparations can determine success and failure in the competition.“As long as we can improve our preparation, we can improve on the pitch,” said Schrock. “If not, we’re going to have to stick together as a team like we always do and look where we can fill up and cover mistakes.” Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Schrock said the margin for error for the Azkals has gotten smaller as the tournament enters its critical phase. A win against Thailand will send the Azkals through to the next round, but a draw will leave them needing a point against Indonesia in their next match.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Schrock admitted that the demanding schedule has taken a toll on the players when they played against Timor Leste.“You can see everybody is a little bit heavy, a little bit stiff (in the second half),” said Schrock. “With a travel like this no one in the world can perform properly so thank God we luckily got away with a win.”Captain Phil Younghusband stressed the importance of rest and recovery in between matches for the Azkals, who arrived in Manila on Sunday.The team traveled in four batches to Bacolod on Monday in preparation for the duel against Thailand this Wednesday at Panaad Stadium.From Bacolod, the team flies to Manila, before hopping on a flight to Jakarta for a clash with Indonesia on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Stephan Schrock has played more than 40 matches and taken almost 70 flights this year playing in four competitions—and that was even before the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup.With the competition taking on the home-and-away format this year, it’s the players who are taking the brunt of traveling in between matches with rest and preparation now given equal importance as the tactical approach for teams.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img

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