Anadolu Efes - Real Madrid

Laso: “We've really grown as a team during this playoff series”

NEWS | 04/05/2021

“We've got to be really proud of our campaign”, declared Rudy following Game 5 of the series.
Pablo Laso and Rudy Fernández offered their thoughts following Game 5 of the EuroLeague playoff series. The coach had the following to say: "I congratulate Anadolu Efes for making the Final Four. They're a great team and I wish them all the best. As for my team, I've only got good things to say about my players. They've been focused on this playoff from the first minute. We failed to compete in the first two games, but we've learned a lot during his playoff and really grown as a team. My players are deserving of my congratulations for the whole season, in which they've never given up".

"I'm so proud of the team. I'm pleased at the way in which they fought throught the whole year to get to this stage. Of course I'm not happy with the defeat. When you lose, and all the more so when it's in this manner, you feel disappointment, but I give the players all the credit for the way they competed".

Rudy: “We now have to focus on the league”
"A week and a half ago, we left here following two defeats and were speaking about intensity and attitude. In the last three games, we've seen a unbeatable attitude from every one of the players. We've got to be really proud of our campaign and the performance in the playoff. This is sport for you and sometimes when you're most deserving of victory is when you're not fortunate enough to achieve it. We now have to focus on the league and deal with this as best we can". 

"There's no let-up. There are an increasing number of games and little time to adapt to another competition. However, we have to win in the league on Sunday to clinch top spot and home-court advantage. We know that we'll always represent this club as well as we possible can and we've got to be proud of the effort we've put in during this playoff and the Regular Season".