NEWS | 15/06/2019“We feel good after the first game but the hard work continues”, claimed Rudy.
"We were unbalanced defensively and on the rebound, but we had some great shots and it gave us an advantage, we had tired legs out there but we showed heart and intelligence in our play, this is a playoff final and everyone is giving all that they have"
The road ahead
"We have players who have brought both offensive and defensive quality, but on Monday we have another game, I am thrilled because we made changes without needing to make them, we executed our game plan well enough, so credit has to go to the players and their drive.
"We made it to the final thanks to 7 minutes of great defense from Felipe Reyes against Will Thomas in Valencia, as well as the 15 minutes Santi Yusta played to give some respite to others. Llull played his best game of the season for me”.
Rudy: “We're doing well”
“We know it is just one game, it will be a long road and it is what it is. We were driven from the start, they were good on the offensive rebound and we need to work on that for Monday. We feel good after the first game but the hard work continues”.
“Winning by 1 or 20 is the same in the playoff. It is another win. They wanted to come here and win, they can still do that. We need to keep our wits about us, they will come out swinging on Monday and we need to match that or do better”.
“Starting with a win is important but it is a best of five series. On Monday, we need to be better and make it 2-0. We can improve on the rebound. They were poor on the three but that is in part down to our defense. On Monday, we need to be the best version of Real Madrid, we need to improve on today because they have all the right tools to win”.