Rueda de prensa de Laso

Laso: “It's going to be a very demanding week”

NEWS | 12/10/2021

"We have to remain focused throughout in games like the Monaco one", said Yabusele.
Pablo Laso gave his thought on the Real Madrid-Monaco game at the WiZink Center: "It's going to be a very demanding week. We know what to expect in these two home games. We have some players unavailable, but some are coming back too for the double header on Friday and Sunday. We've now got two very demanding Euroleague games at home".
"Monaco have won their first two games and in very good fashion. They've got well-known players and a coach who had a lot of success with them last year. They're physically strong. It'll be a tough game and we have to be at it physically and mentally to be ready for this week".
"They're both very physical and athletic teams who we have to ask quesitons of in many different situations. We have to play as a team, move the ball around offensively and help each other defensively because they have players who can create a lot of pressure in one-on-one situations. The week ends with a trip to a place where we don't have good memories. Breogán have started the league season playing at a very high level".

Laso: "We have to be at it physically and mentally against Monaco".

"The Euroleague is a very challenging tournament, every game is very competitive. We're going in to it off the back of a very good performance against Efes in which we played very good offensively and defensively. We lost at Olympiacos who are a great team, because we didn't play well".
The team
"I'm happy because we're doing a lot of positive things and there's room for improvement going forward and because everyone is capable of taking a step forward and kicking on with things that are difficult for them. The new players and the ones who've been here for a long time have to get used to eachother".
Yabusele: "We have to play as strongly as possible"

"We feel in very good shape. We knew that we couldn't lose this last game. We were focused throughout, even when we made mistakes. It was very important to come home with the win".
"We're hoping to come here and play as strongly as possible. We're sure they'll come here looking to win and they're going to give 100 per cent. We have to stay focussed in games like this. We have to try to stop Mike James, who is their reference point. We have to compete and go out to win the game.