MoraBanc Andorra - Real Madrid

Laso: “We didn't play as a team"

NEWS | 24/06/2020 | PHOTOGRAPHER: Víctor Carretero (Valencia)

“We have to get ready for the final game and go out there with more intensity and concentration”, stated Deck.
Pablo Laso and Gabriel Deck assessed the match against MoraBanc Andorra, with the coach discussing the key elements of the game: "From the off, they were a level above us in terms of energy and concentration. We really struggled to get going in the game and we didn't play as a team. We had more luck with individual moves than as a team and we couldn't turn it around. Now all we need to do is focus on the next game, which is our last one, knowing there is still a chance we could make the semi-finals”.

“We lacked a bit of everything. We were always trailing Andorra in many respects. They played very well, were extremely accurate, and all I'm thinking about now is the fact that we must win our remaining game in order to have any chance, and even then it may not make a difference”.

“We were too eager to do things quickly. We didn't build in offense or defense and I think it was more like a battle of individuals on our part than a solid team effort. We have to reflect on what we've done badly and improve for the next game”.

Laso: “We really struggled to get into the game”.

“We knew this would be a hugely demanding tournament from a physical point of view and we responded well in the Valencia clash, which was very tough. But today we never felt dominant in the key aspects of the game, so Andorra is a just winner. You don't like to lose, you want to win every game. I'm concerned beyond the result and what my team were able to do. Today was frustrating because we were some way behind them”.

Deck: “We have to improve our concentration”
“We were poor in terms of concentration and intensity and they were very good, full of desire, and that's why they took the game. Now we have to wait for the results in the other matches. We have to prepare well for the final clash and go out there with increased intensity. We must improve our concentration levels”.