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Laso: "It was a game where we improved as it went on"

NEWS | 27/09/2019

"We started well in offense", stated Carroll.
Pablo Laso and Carroll offered their thoughts after Real Madrid's win on Joventut de Badalona's floor. The madridista coach reflected on the match-up in the following terms: "It was a game where we improved as it went on. We struggled a bit to adapt in the first half and needed to improve our defensive work as a team, which we managed to do, particularly in the third stanza. That's where we really pulled away and we managed the fourth quarter pretty well. I go away feeling happy with the team's performance".

"Joventut set up not to take any chances, they were aggressive in the open court in their running and that's something we struggled to get a hold of. However, we were able to stop their counter-attacks a bit, dominate the game and in defense we had our best spell after the interval. We were made to suffer on rebounds but reduced their shooting percentages and that allowed us to contol the tempo of the game".

Good start
"It was the first game but the competitions have a start and a finish and you've got to start them well. Badalona is always a tough place to come to, we adapted to the game and we come away feeling happy with the win and to start the season in this fashion".

Carroll: "We were made to suffer a bit in defense"
"We started well in offense and moved the ball well but we were made to suffer a bit in defense and on rebounds, which is something that we'll have to improve on. I started the match but I'm just happy to be out on the court, be it at the start of the game or at the end".

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