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Laso: "In a season when nobody gave us a chance we've won the league and the EuroLeague"

NEWS | 19/06/2018

"It has been an incredible season but a very tough one, in which we've been through it all", explained the madridista coach.
Pablo Laso took to the media room at the Buesa Arena after his side had been crowned league champions and he had the following to say about the triumph: "I'm very happy and am proud of the boys. It has been an incredible season in which we've been through it all. It has been a tough year, like they all are, with a lot of games and many battles. We've won the league, the EuroLeague and the Copa del Rey only got away from us in the very last play. All in a season when nobody gave us a chance".

"Baskonia has been incredible all season and forced us to give our best. We've witnessed some great basketball, it has been one of the best series in recent times. Nobody believed in us. I recall the Baskonia coach saying that they had lost in the EuroLeague playoff against the future European champions, in reference to Fenerbahçe, but he got that one slightly wrong. The European champions ultimately beat his team in the league final".

"I've only got good things to say about my team. When I talk about my team, I'm referring to the players, the coaching staff... everyone. I'm very proud of the season we've had because everyone has done a great job. I enjoy coaching what's a great team and these great players".

I'm at a great club and have a great team with great supporters.

"If there was a recipe for success, I'd let you have it, but there isn't. I'm at a great club. We're a competitive team and we also try to ensure that our youth academy is competitive. The demands couldn't be any higher here and I'm the first one to insist that they really enjoy this. I want them to enjoy it because we spend a lot of days together. I'm surrounded by great professionals. I'm at a great club and have a great team with great supporters. The most important thing is that the Real Madrid fans feel proud of their team".
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"We wanted to win the league. I always work in the interests of the club. There are always new challenges and we're lucky enough to be able to make a lot of people happy. Tomorrow, I'll already be thinking about things for next season. Basketball is my life".