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Laso: "There were a lot of good things from us in the Zenit game and we want to win again tonight"

NEWS | 07/09/2019

"For the youngsters playing against strong teams represents a big learning experience", declared the madridista coach.
Real Madrid tonight faces its second match-up of pre-season against Unicaja, fresh from having downed Zenit (80-77) in the team' Costa del Sol Tournament opener. Pablo Laso spoke to Realmadrid TV following the team's final training session ahead of the bout against the Málaga-based team: "In tonight's game, we'll be trying to play as a unit and read the game well defensively and in offense. At the end of the day, given that there's a scoreboard and you're up against opponents, you want to win the game".

"We did a lot of good things against Zenit. The team played to a high intensity, we performed with a good tempo and managed to do well. In the second half, we made less mistakes and were able to control the match. The boys worked really well".
Youth products
"It's a big learning experience for the youth products, particularly in terms of having the feeling that you're playing against strong teams, who push you, have a different tempo and put you in different demanding situations and it was a good test for everyone. The youngsters managed to dictate the tempo and get their game time, they made their mistakes, but were positive".