Real Madrid - Khimki

Laso: “We fought to the last”

NEWS | 16/01/2020

“We made a lot of errors which kept us from winning”, explained Mickey.
Pablo Laso, Jordan Mickey and Nicolás Laprovittola spoke to the press after the loss to Khimki. The coach chared his thoughts on the defeat: “We made a lot of errors on the rebound in the first half and we lost the ball. We trailed the, if you look at the statistics, they got some great porcentages. Khimki are great and controlled the game well. We fought to the last but did not play well”.
“The third quarter was better, but we didn't get those open shots to get back into the game. We made some bad decisions, both in offense and defense, and they killed the game off. We know how difficult the Euroleague can be with this calendar. If you want to win here you need to play well and we didn't do that tonight.”
Mickey: "It wasn’t our day"
“We made a lot of mistakes that stopped us from getting into the game. We battled until the last but it wasn’t our day. A few days ago, we played ok but now we have to recover from these two away games. I know we will do that and keep plugging away.”
Laprovittola: "We know how to get past this"
“They deserved to win. Khimki scored points and moved the ball well because they have a good team. We struggled, we did not do what we wanted to and it showed out there. We go again, we have to keep on and now we are going back to Madrid. We face two very challenging domestic league and Euroleague games. We have plenty of experience, we know how to get past this.”