VNL: Belgian star Brit Herbots enjoys Filipino crowds, advises PH team

Brit Herbots VNL

Brit Herbots of Belgium. FIVB photo

Manila, Philippines-Belgium star Brit Herbots believes the Philippine women’s volleyball team “needs to work on simple things like its tactics and defense.”

Herbots added that he enjoyed the support of Filipino fans during the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) Week 2 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Asked what his advice was for the Philippine national team, the current VNL top scorer said Filipino Spykers have potential but still have to find their strong points and work.

“I do not know them very well. I watched a few videos of the tournament with Thailand. They have good players. I would say they might work with a little more strategy and simple things like if they work with defense. Sure, they can be a bit better, “said Herbots, who scored a total of 194 points in his first eight VNL games.

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

For now, the Belgian Spyker thinks that the strongest point in the Philippines in volleyball is the support of the fans.

Belgium got a boost from the cheers of Filipino fans to beat the Bulgarian team in a thrilling five-set doubles at 25-22, 25-23, 20-25, 20-25, 17-15 and finished 3rd. 5 records after 2 weeks.

“I love it. The fifth set was very important. I think they put some pressure on Bulgaria too because they started screaming like crazy. Everyone here is super beautiful. Always smiling, I love people and I enjoy every second I play in this gym here. Herbots said after scoring 26 points to win their last two games at Queens City.

After a memorable experience in the Philippines, Herbots says his team will take a short break before shifting their focus to the final weekend in Calgary, Canada, where they will face defending champions the United States, Germany, the Netherlands and Japan.

“We are playing a tough team in Canada last week. Every point that we win there will be an extra point that we can take. We will fight. We are warriors. I think so We have shown here. I think the most important thing is to rest because I’m dead and all the girls are tired, “she said.

Belgium are currently in the 11th round with a 3-5 record and will have to finish 3 weeks strong to qualify for the final round in Ankara, Turkey, where only the top seven teams and the host squad will enter.

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