Paul Laso, coach of Real Madrid basketball, stood out on the eve of the match against Baxi Manresa “the strength of the results” and the “competitiveness” of the team “despite the lack of continuity in some games” in this period marked by the casualties caused by covid-19.

“I would stay with the solidity in the results. We have lacked continuity in some games but we do have it in the results. Winning 13 games out of 14 speaks highly of teamwork. The calendar is very demanding and I highlight the team’s ability to be competitive”, declared the man from Vitoria.

Real Madrid has been one of the teams most affected by covid-19 in December, so much so that games had to be postponed. In fact, Laso himself tested positive and this day 17 of the League means his return to the madridista bench. “Two games have been postponed and that has its good and bad sides. We’ve got players back, they’re fine and we haven’t had any problems. There have been many players with COVID-19 but we have been able to train the last two days well and we are recovered from the efforts of the parties,” he said.

“On the other hand, You lose the rhythm of playing the one we were on. We return to the competition against a team that is doing things very well during the season, and that has also had to suffer this break,” he added.

Manresa, a complete team

The Whites’ rival, Baxi Manresa, comes into the match occupying fifth place in the competition. The Madrid coach praised the work of his rival counterpart.

Pedro Martínez has managed to get Manresa to play basketball very well. They have changed players, but they have been finding the style that he wants. They are a complete team, they are very clear about what they are playing for and they are a very difficult rival to win at home”, he stated.

In addition, Laso valued the players of the rival team: “They have very athletic pivots like Sima, Bako and Moneke, a center shooter like Maye. They have a lot of outside players to rotate and the addition of vaulet in three it can come in handy. Then a player like thomasson on which the attack revolves”.

Real Madrid and Baxi Manresa will face each other this Tuesday, January 4 at 9:00 p.m. at the Catalan team’s fiefdom, the ‘Nou Congost’ (Manresa, Barcelona).