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Laso: “We managed to turn around a complicated game”

NEWS | 04/12/2020

“In the second half we were more aggressive and that helped us win,” said Rudy.
Pablo Laso and Rudy Fernández analysed Real Madrid's victory against Asvel on Round 12 of the EuroLeague. The coach was pleased with the team's effort: “We knew it was a very difficult game for many reasons. First, because Asvel is a physically strong team, which had been playing very well with two wins in a row. They had 30 out of 45 three-pointers in those games and they started with 9 out of 10 against us. That meant we had to chase them and we didn't defend well in the first half. In the second half, we were much better and we were able to come away with the win”.
 
“I am happy with the victory and everyone's contribution to win has been important. Now, we have to quickly move on and think about the league game in less than two days. I like the way that squad has worked together and played well as a team”.
 
Llull's perfromance
“He played a very good game. His shooting was good. He is working well and it shows on the court. He is a very important player for us, he provides a lot to the group and we always value the effort he gives us regardless of whether he plays well or not”.

Laso: “Llull is a very important player for us”.

“I have a lot of respect for him as a player, I always have. Unfortunately, he suffered a serious injury and was on the sidelines for a long time. From there, it is difficult to get back up to speed, but he has it in his DNA. My obligation is to get him to play with that energy and it has been like this all season and I am very pleased”.
 
Several leaders
“That is very good and it is what matters to me. I know I have great players. We have lost Campazzo, who is a great player but the team has to replace that gap to be competitive every day”.
 
Rudy: "We changed our attitude in the second half"
“It was a difficult game. They had played good games before, very effectively as they showed in the first half. In the second half, we changed our attitude and we were a more defensive team with more communication. We were more aggressive and that's what hurt them”.
 
“The game comes down to aggression and shooting from the outside. They are a very powerful team, with many good players and that allows them to play at a good level on the court. We were aware of it, but we got back into the game and we won it in the second half”.
 
Demanding competition
“We are happy to be in the top positions but there is a long way to go. You can't be complacent, because any team can surprise you”.
 

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