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Laso: "We must keep working and growing as a team"

NEWS | 17/10/2020

“We face a very complete team and we have to be very well prepared“, the coach said ahead of the match against Bilbao Basket.
Pablo Laso spoke ahead of the match against Bilbao Basket, corresponding to matchday six of the Endesa League, which will be played on Sunday (8:00 pm, CET): “Yesterday's match was very hard and we know that tomorrow we will face Bilbao Basket, a team that plays the game very well and works the games very well. For us it's very important to be very well prepared for this match because, especially as we lost there last year".

"Our opponents play with a clear reference in Balvin in the inside game. He is a very decisive player, who helps out defensively and with balls on the inside. Rousselle generates a lot of plays and has the ability to score. Jaylon Brown is a great shooter and is good at penetrating the defence. And they have Kulboka, who is dangerous from the outside. It's a very complete team and we will respect them from the first moment".

League leaders
"We are happy to be leaders although now in October it's early days. Being leaders gives us confidence and tells us that the job has been done well. We must keep working and keep growing as a team."

On injuries
"We are waiting for the tests for Abalde, but we are calm because it's a knock. In theory, there is nothing wrong with respect to the stability of the knee, but we are going to wait for the tests. From yesterday to today it has improved a lot, although we are going to wait a few days for him to be with us again. Randolph is coming on little by little and we are going to see these days because we have to see if he has improved".