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Laso: “We had an awful final quarter”

NEWS | 17/10/2019

“We have to keep working hard”, admitted Llull.
Pablo Laso, Llull and Causeur appeared in the press room at the Zalgirio Arena following the Euroleague clash. The coach said: “I think the game was pretty tight until the end of the third quarter, when we took an element of control”.

“We had an awful final quarter and they played with real desire, scored key points and were better. I don't think it was our best game and I'd like to congratulate Zalgiris on a deserved victory. Leday killed us in the one-on-one situations and put on a great display. We know how important it is to try and stop players like him who are able to play on the post like he did”.

“He was important at the end of the second quarter when he attacked inside and scored lots of points in one-on-ones close to the basket. He was incredibly solid and pushed his team on. It's true that we were unable to stop the threat he created”.

Campazzo's fouls
“Any coach's plan cannot account for two such quick fouls by Campazzo, but with the team we've got we can't cry about that kind of thing. Laprovittola had a good first period and I think Campazzo was good in the second half, I don't think that was key in the game. They're things which happen and the team has to react to them”.

Llull: “It was a poor game in general”
“It was a poor game in general and they showed more intensity, played better and deserved the win. It's our first defeat of the season and it has to drive us to keep working hard and improving. They took a lot of rebounds today, we didn't do a good job at the back and we lost a lot of balls up top. It wasn't our best day and we have to keep working”.

Causeur: “It wasn't our best performance”.

“We set the pace of the game better in the third quarter, we put together good defensive runs, took a few rebounds and moved the ball well in offense. We got in front but we didn't know how to handle it and they played better and deserved the win. There's always a great atmosphere here, with the fans behind the team and it's great to play at these kinds of courts”.

Causeur: “We need to improve in several respects”
“It was a very tough game at a demanding court. It wasn't our best performance and we have to learn from this defeat and keep working hard. We have to improve in several respects to win these games away from home. Now we have to get ready for the clash with Obradoiro and come away with a win”.  

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