ANDBasketball receives immense news. After being overwhelmed after the heart problem suffered by Pablo Laso, coach of Real Madrid, after the second game of the Endesa League semifinals against Baskonia, he can breathe easy. The Basque coach has announced that he is returning ‘to the charge’, although, obviously, without being in his usual way.
“Thank you for the thousands of messages you have sent me. Impossible to respond to all of you, millions of thanks. I am very well, already training, although I will not be present at the Palau”, affirmed the technical director of Madrid through his Twitter account. At a key moment, since it coincides with the start of the final of the domestic tournament.
In time, it coincided with Real Madrid’s first session at the Palau Blaugrana. Directed, as it has been since Laso’s heart problem –and especially in that third game against Baskonia at the Buesa Arena-, by Chus Mateo. “I don’t know if I’ll be the whole final”, he commented in the preview of the final in Barcelona. For now, the first game is yours.
With Chus Mateo, Real Madrid knows no defeat. To his victory against Baskonia he also added three in the Euroleague, against Alba Berlin, CSKA and Armani Milan, and in ACB against UCAM Murcia. In addition, the last precedent of theirs against Barça was positive newssince they won in the semifinals of the Final Four of the Belgrade Euroleague.
Matthew and Madrid they will have Abalde and Llull in the pools, as they have traveled to Barcelona. Outside the list for the first match are the two long-term injured players, Nigel Williams-Goss and Carlos Alocén, and the two sidelined for reasons away from the field, Thomas Heurtel and Trey Thompkins.. The Frenchman, it should be remembered, had returned to the track at the Palace against Baskonia.