With great power comes great responsibility.
The Azkals have power in their hands. Or to put it literally, in their collective feet.
The power to catapult football even further into the Filipinos consciousness. The power to unite the country for 90 minutes in the football pitch. The power to galvanize Filipinos in the face of rising crime, missing government money, reproductive health issues and the President's Porsche.
Let us not waste this glorious chance.
It is 36 hours from kickoff as of this writing. While we fans don't exactly expect you to live like monks trapped in a monastery in Siberia, we at least expect this one thing from you : FOCUS.
Focus on the job at hand.
In donning that Mizuno Home Kit, you have a responsibility to do the country proud on the pitch. But more importantly, remember that you are now representing the Republic of the Philippines.
Make us proud, azkals!
On and off the pitch.