PPablo Laso, coach of Real Madrid, described the trip to Santiago to play against Monbus Obradoiro as “difficult” and since it was not up to them to be first in the first phase of the Endesa League, he aimed to “defend second place”.

“We know it’s a complicated game, Santiago is always a difficult start. Obradoiro has changed its style a lot lately, it’s a team that plays very aggressively and with a lot of three-point threats,” Laso said.

The team has trained well, it has been a quiet week. I am happy with how they have worked and with recovering injured players

Pablo Laso (Real Madrid manager)

“We know that first place does not depend on us, but second place is the one we have to defend and we aspire to continue winning games until the end of the Regular League,” added the coach.

The week has been quiet and has allowed us to recover players. “The team has trained well, it has been a quiet week. I am happy with how they have worked and with recovering injured players. Taylor has entered normal training and we continue to have doubts about Rudy, but he is better,” he said.

It has been a very demanding league for the teams we play in Europe

In the absence of three days, there are many things to decide. “It has been a very demanding League for the teams that we play in Europe. That speaks highly of a League that has been very competitive from the start,” Pablo Laso concluded.

Via Marca.com