Pablo Laso

Laso: "Zenit is having a very good EuroLeague and it'll be a tough game.”

NEWS | 03/03/2021

"Concentration and a lot of energy will be required from us on the court", said Laprovittola.
Pablo Laso and Nicolás Laprovittola analysed Real Madrid's game against Zenit St. Petersburg in round 28 of the EuroLeague (6pm CET). The coach gave his assessment of their opponents: "They're a very solid team who're having a very good EuroLeague campaign, they keep themselves in it, they work very well, they're capable of withstanding long possessions, they defend well and always stay in the game until the end. We've got a lot of respect for their track record in the competition and for the ability all their players have. It will be a tough and difficult game". 

"Zenit have very well-known and very important players in every position. Pangos is playing very well, creating play, scoring... He is the focal point around which many of the team's situations revolve. He's surrounded by very good shooters with Baron, Rivers, Ponitka or Hollins. They have a very dangerous outside game both in the pick&roll with the point guard and in their scoring ability of the outside players and the inside game is very solid with Poythress, Gudaitis, Black, Thomas and Zubkov's opening up the court".
Laprovittola: "We have a tough game ahead of us".
"We've got a very tough game ahead of us against a direct rival who knows their game, with players like Pangos or Gudaitis who form a good pick&roll duo. It's very important for us that Pangos doesn't get to play too comfortably when organising. A lot of concentration and a lot of energy on the court will be required".