Declaraciones de Laso

Laso: “The team is doing a fantastic job"

NEWS | 14/02/2021

“Lifting this trophy in Madrid once more would be amazing", added Causeur.
Real Madrid take on Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final this evening (6:30pm CET), and Pablo Laso and Fabien Causeur have assessed the encounter. The madridista coach reflected: “I think the team is doing a great job in general terms. We're having a good Endesa League campaign, we're towards the top in the Euroleague and we're in February playing the Copa del Rey final. In terms of results, of course I'm thrilled with the guys' work".

“I always say the Copa del Rey forces you to switch your focus very quickly. The games come really close to each other. We always try and come into it as well prepared as possible from a physical, tactical and technical perspective, especially for the first game. Then you have to adapt as you go, altering things you've done depending on the opposition. I always focus more heavily on how my team looks than what our rivals are doing because until 9pm you're not sure".

Causeur: “It will be a very tactical game”
“I think its a reflection of how this group has been working for a number of years, the consistency of effort and dedication to win titles. The numbers speak for themselves, we're hoping to get our hands on an eighth title today. In a final, rebounds, free-throws and turnovers are crucial. Shooting accuracy depends on the day a bit, sometimes they go in for you and others they don't. But the effort to go for the rebounds, fight and defend hard is the minimum you can expect in a final".

“They look in good shape, they're very impressive physically. They have a very frustrating defense with their direct blocking, they're tough to attack. The five players on court can always put pressure on you in 1x1 situations, they're very aggressive. It's going to be a very tactical game and we'll have to do a good job in offense. If you attack well, you have more energy to get back and defend”.

Yet another final
“We all play, we train every day and fight hard in every match to make it to these moments. Getting to a final is the chance to lift a trophy and this team shows it can do that year after year. Everything thinks we're that bit older but we keep getting here. I hope we can lift this trophy today at home, in Madrid, it'd be amazing".