Real Madrid - Fenerbahçe

Laso: “We got off to a very good start”

NEWS | 20/11/2020

"We played a very complete game and we continue to improve," said Abalde after the victory against Fenerbahçe.
Pablo Laso and Alberto Abalde analysed Real Madrid's victory against Fenerbahçe at the WiZink Center. The Whites' coach was satisfied with the team's performance: “I'm pleased with the victory. Achieving the victory at home against Maccabi and Fenerbahçe in a double- header in the Euroleague speaks highly of the team's work. But we mustn't lose focus because in less than 48 hours we play here again against Baxi Manresa, which is a team that plays very good basketball”.
“We got off to a very good start both defensively and offensively. We gained an advantage but they remained compact in the second quarter because they are players with high shooting percentages and they pose lot of danger and have a lot of quality. Then our play on the break in the third quarter was vital and the contribution of Abalde and Rudy was very important. The rotations have once again helped us to maintain and increased the lead that and in the end this was decisive”.
"The defensive work was good in general but the offensive work, when you see the data of 31 assists with only 8 losses, it shows that the team was able to move the ball very well and always find the free man."
Abalde's performance
“He played a very complete and mature game. He took advantage of offensive situations very well. His shooting was good and was able to create chances. Defensively, he adapted to different situations. He had a great game on a day when we were able to rotate the whole team. We shouldn't forget other performances such as the start by Randolph, the third quarter by Rudy and the solidity by Carroll and Llull. They all played great games”.
Rudy's injury
"I hope it's nothing. It's too early to assess it but with this schedule it's difficult to say how it will be”.

Laso: "Getting the wins against Maccabi and Fenerbahçe speaks highly of the team's work."

“Great players are capable of playing well and allowing their teammates to play. Campazzo was very good and the rest of the team was able to find the situations with spaces. As for the market, it opens today and I only have the game against Manresa in mind”.
Abalde: “Everybody came on and did a good job”
“I'm very pleased with the team's victory. It was a good team win. We played with intensity and we played a complete game. I always try to be prepared. Every game is tough in the EuroLeague and this week we had two tough opponents in Maccabi and Fenerbahçe. We continue to grow and we are on a good run”.
A complete game
“We played a very complete game, without any weak points. We didn't have a bad moment. We were very solid and had high shooting percentages. We all came on and played with intensity and that made the team work well. We are focused on ourselves and on continuing to improve because there is room for improvement”.