Real Madrid - Maccabi Tel Aviv

Laso: “It was one of our best games this season”

NEWS | 18/11/2020

“We played very well defensively against a team that scores a lot," said Rudy after the victory against Maccabi.
Pablo Laso and Rudy Fernández analysed Real Madrid's win at the hands of Maccabi Tel Aviv, in Round 9 of the EuroLeague. The Madrid coach said: “I'm pleased with the victory. It was one of our best games this season. The defence was quite good within the plan we had, with very few mistakes. In general, we were quite solid and we competed quite well on rebounds in the second half. The difference was that everyone who came onto the court was able to contribute with different things. We knew the danger from Maccabi and we were able to decrease those threats”.
“It was a fairly complete game, the most solid for 40 minutes. We made very few mistakes and the team's performance was very good. The team is improving and we aspire to continue to grow, both the players and the team”.
“He is an important player, like everyone else. We knew it was a game which he could come into after his injury. Both Deck and Tavares have been very good in the 3 and 5 positions, and then we were able to get players on the outside to find them. I'm happy for Deck, because after an injury it's always difficult to get back in. He had a great game.”
“He'll be playing on Friday. The only thing that worries me is the game on Friday. I'm happy with the level he's playing at and because he's always very involved. I hope he will be able to play at the same level or better against Fenerbahçe”.

Laso: “The team is improving and we aspire to continue to grow”.

“It is a very demanding and competitive competition that is very even. Getting two wins makes you move up the standings quickly, but the important thing is that the team continues to grow regardless of the results. We are improving day by day. We have taken the first win and now we are going for the second, which will surely be difficult”.

Rudy: “It was a very good game by everyone”
"We played very well defensively against a team that scores a lot. I think that let us run, get some good shots, and open a wide lead. But the most important was our defence against their bigger scorers. In the third and fourth quarter, we had more turnovers than we should have, but in general, it was a very good game by everyone."

A team effort
“The most important thing is to keep improving. It's a very long season. We are happy to win four victories in a row, but nothing changes because the EuroLeague is a very demanding competition and on Friday we have another match against a great team, Fenerbahçe. If we focus on our work and go game by game we can be at the top of the table”.
Coming into the games
“It's always important to start well and what will win us games is the defensive attitude, not losing the ball and choosing the best shot. This is helping us to beat big teams in the EuroLeague”.


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