Rueda de prensa de Pablo Laso

Laso: "We're going back to el Palácio and we want to put in a good performance"

NEWS | 04/03/2020

"When a player is not there another one steps up and that's what makes Real Madrid great", explained Laprovittola.
Pablo Laso and Nicolas Laprovittola spoke ahead of the Real Madrid-ASVEL Villeurbanne game in round 28 of the Euroleague (Thursday, 9pm CET). The Whites' coach had this to say about the match that will be played at the WiZink Center: "We have just played two very demanding away matches in Malaga and Milan, with a lot of travelling and injured players. This is pushing the team, but it was something we already knew after the demands of the cup. Now, we have to change the focus because they are different teams. ASVEL is a very strong and physically team and is competing very well in Euroleague.
"We're going back to el Palacio and we want to play a good game. We have to rest and prepare for tomorrow, which will definitely be difficult. The base of a team cannot be changed from match to match. When the matches are so close together you can only change the small details. You have to work all year long to have a solid base for the game. From that moment on, you have to change things against different teams and players".

Laso: "ASVEL is a very strong and physically team that is competing well in the Euroleague".

"They are a very athletic team, who defend very well. We played a very complete game there and were able to get a certain advantage on the scoreboard. Tomorrow's game is a bit like that, knowing that we're playing at home and that we'll have to defend well. You have to master the rebound to have control of the boards, which is something we're doing well in the last few games, running and shooting baskets on counter-attack. You have to play a complete game. In Euroleague if you don't do that it's difficult to get the win".
Laprovittola: "We have to keep this dynamic"
"We have to put the past behind us with the trip to Milan. We won and we're happy, but we have to continue with this dynamic and prepare for tomorrow's match. We know about the quality of each of the players in this team and when one is not there, another one steps up. That's what makes Real Madrid great".
"The first game was a hard-fought match. I think we played better than them and dominated. They’re going to come with confidence after a very good home game against Valencia Basket and we have to be prepared for anything".
Their condition
"I'm happy because the team is winning. We had some difficult games and despite the losses we played well, dominating our opponents. The most important thing is the contribution of everyone and that the team feels good with me too".