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Pablo Laso, technician of Real Madrid, analyzed the duel this Friday (21.00) of his team against the TD Systems Baskonia ensuring that it is “a classic” due to the large number of games they have played, and expects a clash between two teams “of the highest level”.
“It is a classic because we have met many times in big matches and it is always synonymous with rivalry. The two teams are at a very high level and they have been installed in the European elite for many years,” said the coach at the press conference prior to meeting.
“Baskonia is a very competitive team, with a lot of energy in the game and that has very versatile great players. It is a very complete team and we have great respect for it. Whenever we play against them it is a difficult game and we will have to play hard and focused from the first minute “, analyzed the coach.
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A match that has already taken place twice this season, with a victory for each. The first, in the Euroleague premiere of both teams on October 2 (76-63 in favor of Baskonia) and the last in the Endesa League Matchday 17 on December 2 (92-83 for Real Madrid). “The important thing is to keep the signs of identity. We are two teams that know each other, although we must not look at the past because it is a different match,” Laso commented on the previous matches.
“A result is not the one that should mark your future. I want to win tomorrow, but it does not mean that we will be better for the Copa del Rey. I focus on this game, I know the difficulty it has, and from there we will think about it Students, and then in the Cup. I have many players touched and others recovering from injuries. It is hard, but it forces us to be focused and prepared for what comes in the future, “he added.
Play at home
Of course, Pablo Laso praised the fact of playing in his pavilion, although without an audience: “The team prepares the games well, whether at home or away, but being able to play in the WiZink Center And not having trips allows us to have more recovery time and have more quality training sessions to improve as a team. This schedule is very demanding but the team must pay the same attention to prepare for the games, whether they play at home or away. “
In addition, according to the club’s website, the Spanish power forward also spoke Usman Garuba, who comes to the duel after a good match against UCAM Murcia in which he started and scored 10 points. “We have to think about the games we have before the Cup to be ready and get to Thursday well. Baskonia is a team that plays with great intensity from the first moment and we have to be prepared, without giving an advantage and playing hard all day. time to beat them, “he commented.
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