ANDhe interim coach of Real Madridd, Chus Mateoassured that “being together” in the face of adversity, such as the absence of the coach Paul Laso due to the heart attack he suffered, is what has allowed them to reach the final of the Endesa League against him Barcawhich this Monday (9:00 p.m.) begins at the Palau Blaugrana.
In the presentation of the ACB final held in Barcelona, ??the Madrid coach assured that his team will arrive “in a good time” after resolving the semifinal against the baskonia on the fast track (3-0).
“We really want to face the final, we are motivated. We want to face a challenge that we want to take on. We hope to be up to the task, fight to the end and have a chance to take the title,” she said.
Despite the good feelings shown in the ‘play-offs’, Mateo acknowledged that his team has suffered “inconveniences” throughout the season, which has caused the players to “doubt” at some point.
“If something has made us reach the final, it has been being together, be a team, unite in the face of adversity. That’s something that, if you do right, makes you stronger,” she added.
The latest setback was the absence of Pablo Laso, whom he said “is fine” and did not rule out that he could train the team at some point in the final.
“The important thing about this is that Pablo is fine. He will continue training for sure. We are glad that he is well and what has to be, will be “. And, in this sense, he added:”Are we going to play for Pablo? Yes, but then you have to play basketballtry to solve the problems.