NEWS | 13/09/2020“We're up against a great team but we feel in good shape and I hope we can win it", added Tavares.
“Nobody gifts you this chance, if you're in a Super Cup final it's because you've been one of the best teams over the last year. We came through a semi-final against very good opposition on their home court and today will be another tough match, Barcelona have some fantastic players. They've got a new coach and they have to adapt to new ideas but it's our job to be competitive from day one. The fact we're playing in a final means we have to compete even harder still".
“In terms of motivation, understanding what it means to play in a final... they know all of that already. I want them to have fun and play a great game, to be aware of everything and follow the game-plan diligently. From there, they'll have to play with the effort and desire which is expected of them".
Tavares: “In a final, you have to be ready to fight”
“We feel in good shape. There are things we can improve on from yesterday's game because we made a few mistakes. We have the chance to do things better today and the team looks good. In a final, we have to turn up ready to fight because if you don't, it's just impossible".
“We're very demanding of ourselves and we think as long as we're focused, there's a real chance of us winning the game. We're up against a very good side who come into it with ambition and a lot of new faces. I hope we can win it".