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Llull: “We promise a lot of effort and sacrifices to win the title"

NEWS STORY. 17/05/2022

“The team is raring to go and has high hopes for this Final Four", insisted the captain.

Real Madrid captain Sergio Llull spoke to RealMadridTV to preview the Belgrade Final Four, a stage that he is set to feature in for the eighth time: “The week leading up to the Final Four is, without doubt, one of the most important of the season. The team has done a great job throughout the whole year and performed really well in the playoffs and we’re really raring to go and have high hopes for this Final Four. You learn from everything you do. Competing in eight Final Fours teaches you things and the experience factor is also in our favour. We have players who have competed in several Final Fours and will be trying to ensure that that helps us to prepare properly for the opening game.”

“I feel privileged to be competing in another Final Four and to continue to defend this club’s jersey. What makes the format special is the fact that by winning two games you can become European champions. We've just got that one last small step to take, which is the toughest one, but we’ll be going all out. The team is working very well and we have to prepare for this first semi-final game.”

El Clásico
“It's always a special game and all the more so when it's in the Final Four. The team is ready. We're aware that it won't be easy. We're up against extremely strong opponents and a team who are very physical and finished top in the Regular Season. We’re really raring to go and excited and we'll have to give our all out there to win the game and progress to the final.”

Video.Llull: “El equipo tiene puestas muchas ganas e ilusión en esta Final Four”

Team’s strengths
“I'd highlight our performance levels in defense. When we’ve performed well in defense, we've won games. I'd also point to our ability to assert our tempo. In attank it’s all about moving the ball around and being prepared, both physically and mentally, for 40 really tough minutes. The team is ready and we have to concentrate on the game.”

“We'll put our all into it. That's Real Madrid’s DNA. When you pull this jersey on, you've got the duty to give your all until the end and never give up, never throw the towel in and that's what we're going to try to do in the Final Four to go on and lift the title.”

Message to the fans
“Many thanks for all of your support over the course of the year. It's been a tough year, but here we are in another Final Four. We promise to display a lot of effort, commitment and sacrifice to try and win another EuroLeague and be able to celebrate it with all of you.”