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Laso: “We’ve had a really good Regular Season”

NEWS STORY. 14/05/2022

“We dominated this game from the start and the players did a great job”, added the coach.

Pablo Laso analysed Real Madrid’s victory against Gran Canaria on the final matchday of the ACB Regular Season: “Well done to the team for the victory. I congratulated them before because our position in the league was already mathematically sealed several games ago and I think we’ve had a really good Regular Season. We know it’s often difficult to combine two competitions throughout the season. Regarding today’s game, I think we dominated from the start. We won the first three quarters and that says a lot, especially about how well the players have performed”.

“We were aware that this was a serious and crucial game for us, irrespective of the result. You show respect for your opponent by playing at your best level and we played three very solid quarters where we built up a good lead and then defended it well. I'm pleased with the win, but we have to now turn our attention to the Final Four”.

Opponents in the quarter-finals
“I've got the utmost respect for Manresa. They beat us in Madrid and they're having a fantastic season. They’ve played at a really high level and have competed extremely well both in Europe and in the Endesa League. We know that it's going to be a tough and challenging playoff. They have earned that respect and it will be a tough tie, just like all three-game quarter-finals are”.
 
Mentality
“This was an important week for us. We had to work hard, train well and recover from injuries, and also show how competitive we are. Both today's game and the Murcia game were tough, and I'm really pleased with the way the team worked and with the two victories”.

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