Reyes: "The team's doing well and is motivated to have a good Copa del Rey campaign"

"We're just focuing on tonight's match-up against Bilbao Basket and on getting the win to take us through to the semis", explained Carroll.
Tonight sees Real Madrid face off against Bilbao Basket in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals (9:30pm CET). Felipe Reyes, Jaycee Carroll and Gabriel Deck spoke to the media prior to the final training session ahead of the match-up. The captain spoke about the mood within the camp: "You always go into these kinds of tournaments with real excitement because they're special ones to play in. It's four intense days and it sees what are currently the eight best teams come together. The team's doing well and we head into it with great hunger and are motivated to have a good tournament. We'll have to go out and be ready against Bilbao Basket because it's a great team".

"We want to do as well as we can and lift the trophy. We're focusing on tonight's match first and in doing well to progress to the semi-finals. Bilbao Basket has beaten all of the EuroLeague teams. We can't be over-confident. It's a tough and difficult opponent and we'll have to give our all if we want to win".

Sixteenth Copa del Rey campaign with Real Madrid
"It makes me proud to have been involved in so many Copas del Rey with a club as great as Real Madrid and I'm really happy. In total this will be my 21st Copa del Rey but I'm just as excited as when I played my first one and we'll be doing all we can to see Real Madrid lift the trophy".

Former teammate Mumbrú
"I like how Bilbao Basket is playing under him. Those of us who know him knew that he'd do a good job. What's more, there's always been a good vibe in the locker room. I'm pleased for him and wish him good luck, apart from in tonight's match".

Deck: "We've got the chance to lift another trophy".

"There are no favourites in the Copa del Rey. It's a winner-takes-all match and anyone can beat you. They're all good teams and I don't see anyone as being favourites".

Carroll: "We're just focusing on winning tonight's match"
"We're just focuing on tonight's match-up and on winning so as to stay in the competition. It'll be tough because Bilbao Basket has beaten all of the Endesa League's EuroLeague teams. We're here to win it. The team is in good shape and is motivated. It's one of the most fun tournaments to try and win".

Deck: “We've prepared really well”
"It's really special to be playing in the Copa del Rey for a second year with Real Madrid and I'm raring to get going. We've got the chance to lift another trophy and we've got to get off to a good start. We've prepared really well and this week has allowed us to fine-tune all of the details".

Opponents
"Bilbao Basket has been doing really well since the start of the season and they're not here by chance. They're playing really well but we have to focus on ourselves".