Phil Younghusband re-ignites his love of Football
Azkals striker Phil Younghusband has had his share of low moments these past few months all because of love.
First there was his unexpected break-up with actress Angel Locsin which generated tremendous buzz and speculation among fans of the couple. Then there was news of him being linked to KC Concepcion, sparking debates on whether or not he had been faithful with Angel.
But perhaps most damaging of all were the baby rumours with Denisse Oca, daughter of veteran actress Melissa Mendez. The issue especially got Angel fans angry when Phil Younghusband allegedly posted ‘It’s true I got @d_oca pregnant’ on his Twitter account last 28 January 2014. The tweet was immediately deleted afterward.
On that same day, Phil tried to mend a very public life that was getting out of hand by tweeting:
‘Dear everyone, to put an end to the doubts & rumors, I’m not the father of the baby of Denisse nor was it the reason Angel & I broke up. Angel & I ended on good terms. Can I ask we stop bothering Denisse, Angel & myself about this issue. Lets respect all parties and let everyone be happy & concentrate on their lives with their families & careers.’
Phil has clearly grown tired of the tsismis and the pain that came with them. So in a recent interview, he revealed how he is moving on by getting back in full force to his first love: football.
‘Right now I have the Clear Dream Match, the National Team AF Challenge Cup, UFL Cup… right now my focus is on that.
In a bid to finally stamp out the rumours of the past few months, Phil said with finality: ‘I am concentrating on my football.’
The Philippine national team Azkals just played against Azerbaijan last week in a FIFA International Friendly, losing 0 to 1. Their next international friendly will be on 11 April against Nepal. Azkals last went face to face with the Nepalese team in 2011, beating the latter 4–0. This is why they need to live up to that win and dedicate the rest of the month to training.
The friendly against Nepal will be done to prepare the team for the AFC Challenge Cup on 19 May in the Maldives.
Meanwhile, the Clear Dream Match where Phil will face off with his older brother James will be held on 7 June 2014.
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