Angel Locsin said that she and boyfriend Phil Younghusband haven’t had the chance to celebrate Philippine Azkals’ victory over Vietnam’s football team at the semifinals of the 2012 ASEAN Football Federation Suzuki Cup which was held at Bangkok last November 27. “Hindi pa nga kasi kakatapos din namin itong pelikula. Pero nagkita na kami. Nakita ko sugat niya sa kilay. Hopefully pagkatapos nito makakapag-celebrate na kami. Sobrang proud talaga ako. Alam ko pinaghirapan nila yun at deserve nila yun. Sana suportahan natin yung next game nila.”
The talented actress further shared that she was really worried when she learned that he sustained a boxer’s cut on his left eye during the Azkals’ 2-1 loss to Thailand prior to their win against Vietnam. “Kung pwede nga lang ikaw ang humarang dun para hindi siya masaktan. Kaya lang kung siya nga sanay siya [tapos] ganon hitsura niya, paano na lang ako ’di ba? Siyempre nakakaawa. Pero parang wala lang sa kanya kahit na naglalakad siya ng may black eye. Yung iba siguro mako-conscious, siya hindi, parang wala lang.”
Nevertheless, she refused to entertain thoughts of him figuring into any accident while playing football. “Alam ko naman na hindi siya papabayaan ni Lord e,” she added.
In the meantime, Angel hopes that the Azkals will emerge victorious once again during their match with Singapore at the Rizal Stadium on December 8. Although she won’t be able to watch the game due to prior work engagements, she still expressed her all-out support for her boyfriend and the rest of his team. “Kasi nagkasabay din yung promo (for One More Try). Pero meron na kaming understanding kung papano namin iba-balance ang buhay namin.”
In fact, Angel’s looking forward to spending Christmas with Phil. Asked if she has already bought him a gift, she happily replied, “Oo meron na. Siyempre hindi ko pa nabigay. Kapag sinabi ko naman sa inyo at binigyan ko kayo ng clue hindi pa nga niya alam, baka magtampo naman yun. Basta [something na] magagamit niya.”
She added that they don’t have definite vacation plans yet but they’ll definitely make time for each other on Christmas Day. “Ako kasama ko pamilya ko [sa December 24] kasi kailangan nila magbonding ng pamilya. After na lang mag-celebrate pupunta na lang siya sa bahay. Or sa December 25 mismo. Kasi kapag December 24 kasama ko talaga family ko.”