Rueda de prensa de Laso

Laso: “It's a very demanding schedule but the team has maintained a good level"

NEWS STORY. 20/11/2021

“It's important we get into the groove quickly against Betis”, explained Laso.

Pablo Laso assessed Real Madrid's clash with Coosur Betis at the WiZink Center on Sunday (12:30pm CEST): “They're a team who are competing very well. If you watch them play, their number of wins doesn't match up with their game. It's important we get into the groove quickly. We know we must respect Betis. They have good players in every position with lots of point-scoring ability, they're strong and we know they won in Valencia. We have to switch our minds quickly because we've got an important League fixture”.

“They have point guard well covered in Pozas and Evans. Bertans is a great shooter and they are always dangerous from the three-point line. Then the rotation at three, four, five is pretty broad. They have very capable players in one-on-one situations like Brown, solidity in Almazán and Burjanadze. Their rotation at five is quality. We know they're going to go after the game from the off and we have to respond to that".

Marathon run of games
“It's a very demanding spell in the calendar and we've had a lot of games in a row, so it's true we might be lacking some freshness in our play. That was most clear against KK Crvena Zvezda. That feeling we were just lacking a little - a bit in defense, a bit in offense. It's also down to the competitive stress of so many games. It's not just a physical thing, which obviously it is, but it's mental too. The team has been able to deal with the circumstances and has picked up some tough wins, they've maintained a good level”.