NEWS STORY. 25/11/2021
Pablo Laso and Fabièn Causeur analysed Real Madrid's win over Baskonia on Euroleague matchday twelve. The coach was full of praise for his players: "I'd like to congratulate the team because it was a very solid display. We won all four quarters and showed great consistency. We had control of the game based on our defense. If they'd have told me at the start of the season that going into the November break we'd be leading the league and the Euroleague, as well as having won the Super Cup, I'd have taken it. There's still room for improvement
but I'm pleased with the win and the performance".
“He carried out the game plan brilliantly and stood out even more so because he was shooting very well. We started well without him but he saw he could change the pace of the game and control it, he did a fantastic job. His numbers are a great reflection of his efforts. I'd like to highlight the collective effort though. Of course, when the point guard has a good game, it's easier for everyone. I'm delighted with the levels he's reaching”.
“They are a team where almost everything is new, they need time. They have some great players. It's a very tough calendar and often it makes it harder to adapt. They're probably lacking a bit of confidence. We have put in two very good, solid performances, that's made the difference".
Unbeaten in November
“It's been a brilliant month in terms of results. There have been good moments and others not so good but I still feel we lack a bit of continuity in offense. Today was perhaps our best day in that regard. We knew we had a tough run of games and it wasn't easy. Now we have a small break and we'll get the injured guys back".
Bedding in the new faces
“It's been fairly simple with Hanga and Heurtel. They knew the team and they've slotted into the system quickly. Yabusele has contributed since day one in a position where we had injuries. Williams-Goss gives us real solidity and his is perhaps the most difficult position. That also speaks volumes about the guys who are still here. It's been a great job by the new guys and the ones who were here before".
Causeur: “We're very pleased with our efforts"
“It was a very solid performance from the team throughout the 40 minutes. The defense was crucial from the off, as well as the offensive rebound which gave us lots of chances to score points. The team played very well. A game on the road and at a tough venue like the Buesa Arena is always difficult but we're very pleased with our efforts”.