PAblo Laso, coach of Real Madrid, spoke about the difficulty of the game against Valencia and stressed that “it is not easy to clear your mind when you have been competing to the fullest until the last minute of the Euroleague” playoff.
“The most immediate, with 3 rounds to finish, is to achieve mathematically what is in our power: to be champion of the Regular League. It happens to win one more game. We have 3 complicated and difficult commitments, Valencia, which is the first; then Bilbao at home, which is playing for salvation; and then the visit to Malaga, which is always complicated, “Laso said in statements to the club’s media.
“We know that tomorrow we will have a difficult opponent with good players and we are going to have to play a good game if we want to get him out,” Laso added.
The most immediate, with 3 days to finish, is to mathematically achieve what is in our power: to be champion of the Regular League
Circumstances are not the best for Real Madrid after losing the playoff to Anadolu efes in the last minute.
“We play against a great team. Valencia compete very well, they have very decisive players in each position. It will be the fifth time that we face them this season. We know their weapons. We come from two weeks of great effort, with very good matches. followed in a short time. Trying to clear your mind is not easy when you’ve been competing at your best until the last minute in the playoff, “said the coach.
“You have to change the chip quickly, something that the team has done very well throughout the season and that is why we are now with this positive record of victories,” he continued.
For Laso, Valencia is a “very consistent” team.
“He has done a very good Euroleague, fighting to get into the playoff. In the League it was difficult for him to pick up pace, but when he has caught it he is at a very good level and now he is on a very good winning streak. We know how difficult it is to always play against Valencia. We saw it in the Copa del Rey and we have experienced it in the League and Euroleague games and we know that it is a very difficult game, “he observed.
I am the one who is proudest of the boys. We have competed very well. You can play better or worse, but the team gave the feeling of fighting until the end
The image of Madrid has been reinforced.
“I am the one who is proudest of the boys. We have competed very well. You can play better or worse, but what the team has done is give the feeling of fighting to the end every ball, every minute. Madridistas feel that pride. I am the first to feel it and I think the team has worked for it and earned it. I am very happy that the Madridistas think of the team that way, “concluded Pablo Laso.
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