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Laso: “The team has shown character and competed very well”

NEWS | 19/05/2019 | Edu Bueno (Vitoria) | PHOTOGRAPHER: Víctor Carretero

"I'm happy for Campazzo and his 15 assists. He had a magnificent game", explained the coach.
Real Madrid coach Pablo Laso spoke in the press room of the Buesa Arena after the win over Fenerbahçe: "We played very well in most aspects and we proved we were ready for this event. We are proud of the Euroleague campaign we have had. Today was one of those difficult games to play and we played it well. As a coach, I’m happy because we have responded to a situation that is hard mentally and physically. We came away with a strange taste in the moth but it’s always better to finish a championship winning the last game even if it is not the one we wanted to play".
 
"I think this game is important. Three of the four best teams in Europe are here and only one goes away happy. We have to look forward. I'm happy because the team has shown character. Out of respect for the fans, the competition and the opponent we have to go out and compete and the team has done very well".
 
Campazzo’s record
"He has been magnificent. He had a great game, capable of leading a great team. He marked the defensive tone and was very important. I’m happy with his numbers and logically with the number of assists he gave, because he moved the team very well".

If there is someone who loves, defends and values Reyes, it’s me.

"We have two regular league games left and it’s in our hand to finish first. We have to get two victories to secure it and we play against a team that has been European champion. We have to win on Tuesday and Sunday in San Sebastian. It was normal to think a little about what lies ahead, but not just think about Tuesday. The important thing is the day to day and we had to consider it in terms of rotations after playing on Friday".
 
Words for Reyes
"I talk to all my players and I always tell them that the door is open to talk. Reyes has been very good and has set the tone since the beginning of the game. If there is someone who loves, defends and values Reyes, it’s me. He’s a very important player. The years have gone by with a lot of good and bad moments and what keeps him wanting to play is his ambition".
 
Ayón: "It was an important match to pick up confidence"
"Personally I'm coming away from this Euroleague with a lot of frustration for not achieving the goal but today it was an important match to gain confidence. After the game on Friday I was hurt and today Laso gave me  the confidence and minutes that I have taken advantage of. We still have things to play for and my priority is to help the team. On Tuesday we have an important match to try to finish first in the league and we have to go in to it with the right attitude".
 
Causeur: "It’s important to finish the Euroleague with a win"
"We had a good game and this was the way to recover from Friday's defeat: play hard and win again. It is important to finish the Euroleague with a win and playing good basketball. Once you're out, you try to compete against a great team and play aggressively. Campazzo has played very well all season, leading the team. It's great that he got a record in a Final Four match".
 
Llull: "I will continue working hard to help Madrid win more titles"
"It may be the game for third place, but it was against Fenerbahçe and if you don’t play with intensity they will probably win easily. Out of respect for the people, our supporters and the people who spend money on the tickets, we had to play in the best way. In the end we managed to win and we got the third place. I want to thank the Real Madrid fans for their support, and more so at this time. It's now when we need them the most. I have always felt appreciated in Madrid and I want to thank the supporters. I will continue working hard to help Madrid win more titles".

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