05 June 2012
Realmadrid.com / Translation by Michael J. O'Donnell
Carlos Suarez shared his thoughts on the tie with Barcelona in the final series of the Endesa league playoffs.
"Reaching the final means we've done a good job all season and we should be proud of that despite having some downs like all other teams. Winning the league title would be the icing on the cake.
"We've managed to compete in different arenas throughout the year and we hope to do so again at the Palau. We know we have two chances to win there and we have to try to get both. We have to relax and play as we know how.
"Juan Carlos Navarro is Barcelona's main man, N'Dong is having a great season and so is Lorbek... Playmakers Pete Mickeal and Chuck Edison are also in good form... I think any of their players can satnd out at any given moment and it's the same with us.
"We'll have to dominate at grabbing rebounds in defence to pull off fast counterattacks because Barcelona feel more comfortable playing a static game. It is important to defend well against them too.
"This is my first league final, but we're experienced in important games. I think Barcelona are favourites because they have the home advantage. I'll have to grab as many rebounds as I can, defend well and help out wherever I can."