NEWS STORY. 21/05/2023
Walter Tavares put in a tremendous performance for Real Madrid as they defeated Olympiacos, which combined with his performance in the semifinals against Barça saw him win the Final Four MVP trophy.
Tavares was a key player and Real Madrid's most prominent player in the final. The center was his team's best player with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 20 PIR in approximately 35 minutes. Earlier, in the semifinal against Barça, the Cape Verdean shone when leading our team to victory after posting spectacular numbers: 20 points, 15 rebounds and 39 PIR in 33:10 minutes.
Tavares: "This is Real Madrid; we always fight to the end"
After being named MVP of the Final Four, the centre had the following to say: “This is Real Madrid. We never give up and we always fight to the end. Our confidence comes from the madridista heart. We don't give up. We fight for these moments, for this feeling that you can't explain. This is unbelievable”.
“This group has not given up. We've believed through the bad times. We've had a lot of pressure and so has Chus. But he's motivated us and has always been with us. Now the madridistas have to enjoy themselves and this is the way we have to win at this club.” This award for Tavares follows the one he received as best defender and member of the EuroLeague's best team.
Video.Tavares, MVP in the Final Four: "This is Real Madrid"