VNL: Belgian star Brit Herbots enjoys Filipino audience, gives advice to PH team

Brit Herbots from Belgium. FIVB PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Belgian star Brit Herbots believes the Philippine women’s volleyball team should “work on its tactics and easy things like defense”.

Herbots also said he enjoyed the support of Filipino fans in the second week of the League of Volleyball Nations (VNL) at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Asked what her advice is for the Philippine national team, the current VNL goal scorer said the Philippine Spikers have potential, but still have to find and work on their strengths.

“I do not know them very well. I saw a few videos from the tournament with Thailand. They have good players. I would say that maybe they can work on a little more than tactics and easy things, like working in defense. They can certainly be a little better, “said Herbots, who scored a total of 194 points in her first eight VNL games.

“I think they are looking for the best way to play. Each team has its difficulties and its strengths.

For now, the Belgian spokesman believes that the strongest part of the Philippines in volleyball is the support of fans.

Belgium received a boost from the applause of Filipino fans to beat a solid Bulgarian country in an exciting duel of five sets, 25-22, 25-23, 20-25, 20-25, 17-15 and finished with a 3 -5 record in a week 2.

“I love him. The fifth set was very important. I think they put a little pressure on Bulgaria because they started screaming like crazy. Everyone here is super nice. Always smiling, I love people and I enjoyed every second I played here in this hall.” said Herbots after scoring 26 points to win his last two games at Quezon City.

After an unforgettable experience in the Philippines, Herbots said her team will rest before shifting its focus to last week to Calgary, Canada, where it will face defending champions USA, Germany, the Netherlands and Japan.

“We played last week in Canada with tough teams. Every point we earn will be an extra point we can take. we will fight. we are fighters. I think we showed it here. “I think the most important thing is to rest, because I’m dead and all the girls are tired, too,” she said.

Belgium is currently 11th in the standings with a score of 3-5 and must finish strong in Week 3 to qualify for the final round in Ankara, Turkey, where only the top seven teams and the home team will enter.

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