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Llull: "The team's done a spectacular job and we've all contributed"

NEWS STORY. 19/06/2022. Mireia Jiménez

"Throughout the season we have picked ourselves up with every punch that life and sport have thrown at us", said Rudy.

The Real Madrid players expressed their joy after being crowned 2021/22 league champions. Captain Sergio Llull had the following to say: “We’re delighted, the team's done an incredible job throughout the series and the playoffs. We deserve to enjoy this, we've been through a lot of bad times. We've lost two finals, had some injuries, then what happened to Pablo. It's been quite a crazy year. In a final you give it everything you've got plus the little you've got in reserve. The team's done a spectacular job and we've all contributed".

His gesture to Laso on lifting the trophy
"I wanted to do something nice for Laso, not only because of what he's had to go through these last few days, but also because whenever we come under criticism, he always puts his neck on the line for us. Without him and his coaching staff we wouldn't be celebrating this".

Deck: "We felt the energy from the fans and they pushed us to win the title"
"The energy my teammates have given me, the people... It was a final and we knew we had to be there until the end. I'm so happy and delighted to be here again, at the club, with people I knew and even more so to win the title. We had to show a lot of intensity and hard work because the match was going to be very tight. We would've loved everyone to be here but everyone from the outside's been supporting us. They played a part in this title. Also, the fans. They’ve been with us all the way, we felt the energy from the fans and they pushed us to win the title”.

Rudy: “Throughout the season we’ve picked ourselves up with every punch that life and sport have thrown at us"
“Throughout the season we’ve picked ourselves up with every punch that life and sport have thrown at us. Ultimately, despite all the injuries, we never stopped believing, we played very competitively in the playoffs against Manresa, Baskonia and one of the best teams in Europe, and the reward is fully deserved. On a personal level, it's been a very difficult season due to the loss of my father. But this is sport, we're professionals and we have to be ready at all times. I had to make my mother and my whole family happy. I'm delighted to have won yet another trophy with this great team. We deserve this trophy”.

Hanga: "We experienced almost everything this season"
“So many things have happened this year. I'm so happy, thanks a lot to Madrid for giving me a chance, this year we've experienced almost everything. We have won two very important trophies and finishing the season with a trophy is always extremely important. I'll never forget this moment. We knew it was going to be tough, but this team has this character. We've always found solutions”.

Causeur: "We’re a great team"
“We were a bit deadlocked, we were winning, but we had to finish the job. The rebounds gave us life, especially at the end. I wanted to be aggressive, I like responsibility. We're a great team, sometimes others shoot and sometimes I shoot. In the second game I missed the three-pointer to win it but being able to finish the final like this is great. I think my body will ache for a week or two, but the adrenaline makes you keep going. There're no excuses in a final, it's like a boxing match. I'm happy here, my home's here".

Poirier: "We did a great job"
“I'm overjoyed and it's the first of many titles. We've had a great season and being able to celebrate this trophy means that we've done a great job”.

Alocén: "We've stuck together and things have worked out in the end"
“It's been a year when everything's happened to us, especially at the end. A tough year personally and as a team, but we've stuck together and things have worked out in the end. I'm improving every day, it's been three and a half months since my operation and everything's going pretty well. I still have some time to go, but I'm looking forward to coming back”.

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