Rueda de prensa de Pablo Laso

Laso: "We'll have to perform consistently for the 40 minutes if we're to down Efes"

NEWS | 23/01/2020

"We need the fans to give us that extra ounce of energy", declared Llull.
Pablo Laso and Sergio Llull previewed the EuroLeague Round 21 match-up between Real Madrid and Anadolu Efes, which is to be played at the WiZink Center, with the Whites' coach commenting: "We're looking to put in a good performance. The team has performed solidly at home and has been able to seek out the best situations, both in defense and offense. We've got to be determined throughout the 40 mintues to win games. But we know that the Regular Season is really tough and that all the games are difficult".

"We're going to have to put in a good team display and manage to do the small things well. Any situation could be decisive for a team that takes full advantage of such advantages. It's a team that manages to show a lot of consistency in their play and perform to a good standard, which gives them confidence".

"Anadolu Efes is a great team. It's no coincidence that they're top, they've invested heavily. They've got some really good players on one-on-ones, the likes of Larkin, Micic and Simon and Balbay and Singleton in defense. What's more, they're able to rotate on the inside. They're really strong opponents that has many weapons. We'll have to perform consistently throughout the 40 minutes if we're to win".

Blockbuster bout at WiZink
"It's two big hitters who last year contested the Final Four. Tomorrow's will be a great basketballing showdown. I would like to see us win and want to have a good time. The fans will be right behind the team".

Laso: “It'll be a great basketballing spectacle"

"Rudy and Llull have recovered. The one player who misses out is Randolph, although he's training as normal, we don't want to force thing".
Llull: "We'll have to perform to our best"
"We'll have to perform to our best to win the game. We've got a deep roster and are all raring to put in a good performance. We're working well and have to continue on in the same vein. A win would allow us to reduce the gap on them".

"It'll be a really tough game because Anadolu Efes is top of the EuroLeague. It's got a really aggressive defense and is really strong on the counter-attack. One of the keys will be to defend well as a team, dominate rebounds and not let them run. Larkin is a really talented player and has good technical ability. He's very dangerous and can do you damage in lots of different ways".

"We want to end the Regular Season as high up as possible, finish amongst the top eight and then end up amongst the top four. In terms of the standings, we're in a good position, but we've got a tough schedule ahead of us, both in terms of the road trips and the home games".

Fans' backing
"We need the fans because they give you that extra ounce of energy when you're tired. We really need their encouragement to motivate us all the more and to make sure things go well. Tomorrow's is a top game and we'll need them".