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Laso: “The way we started the match was crucial to the win”

NEWS | 27/09/2014 | Edu Bueno (Vitoria)

"Every player who came on was able to maintain our level in defensive and attacking terms," explained the coach.
Pablo Laso analysed his side's triumph against Barcelona in the Super Cup final: "The way we started the match was crucial to the win. Our defensive attitude was really good and we controlled rebounds too. Every player who came on was able to maintain our level in defensive and attacking terms and that really helped us towards the win."

“I want to congratulate my players on the win. We're very happy because this is always a difficult tournament. It's the first of the season. The summers are very long and in our case, as a team with nine players at the World Cup, we came into it on the back of very few training sessions together."

Period of adaptation
“The effort the players have made to adapt to each other has been great. On Thursday night I told them that we had come here to win. We have to be competitive from the first day and, in that sense, we have every reason to be very happy. But we have to be aware that this is the first tournament of the season and there's a long way to go."

Confidence
“I try to always be calm. What makes me nervous are problems that I can't control as a coach, such as injuries and so on. It was a difficult tournament because we had a lot of new players but they have shown character and have been competitive and that gives me peace of mind."

"The team was able to give their all in a difficult situation. I really have to emphasise the level of focus and effort that they have given over the weekend."
 
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