PPablo Laso analyzed the first game of the Endesa League quarterfinal playoff against BAXI Manresa, which will be played this Wednesday (9:00 p.m.) at the WiZink Center. “We started the playoff, it’s a different situation against a team that beat us in Madrid and that has very athletic players, aggressive on the rebound and that runs the field a lot. We know that it’s a very tough test for us and we understand that in a short playoff This game is very important. It’s something that you have to understand from the first minute to face a tie that will be very competitive from the first minute”.

The madridista coach doesn’t believe that “Manresa is going to change everything. I wouldn’t. Their success has been being very clear about what they want to play and how to play it. It’s a team that plays with a lot of energy and we know it’s very difficult to compete against them because they are able to link up good attacks and defenses and turn a game around very quickly. We have to be very focused from the start if we don’t want it to happen to us like the game here”.

The whites arrive after losing the Euroleague final and it will be necessary to check if the stick has affected them. “I always expect the best from my team. It’s been a tough week with two tough games physically and mentally and now we play again in three days. This is different. We’re starting a playoff. I hope the team gives their best. Physically, they’ve trained and they are at a good level. The mental issue is complicated when you lose a European final at the last minute. For us it is the start of the playoffs and we know that we have to be prepared from the beginning”.

Via Marca.com