Laso: “We have recovered players, especially Tavares”

Pablo Laso, coach of the Real Madrid, has commented that the stoppage before the start of the playoff it has been good for them “to recover players and, above all, to Tavares

“The team is good. It has been three weeks with only two games and very in a row. We have gone from playing many games in a row to the break we have had. It has helped us to recover a player who was touched, especially to Tavares, who has already trained this week normally ”, he said Laso to the club’s media.

The Real Madrid start this Monday (22.00 hours) his series of quarterfinals -to three games- against him Herbalife Gran Canaria.

“A very open playoff is presented, in which games have been cut – all will be the best of three victories – and it will be very difficult and competitive. There are great teams and we know the challenge ahead,” he added.

Regarding the keys to the playoff, Laso He pointed out that “when compressed, the importance of each situation in the game is compressed, of each rebound, each defense, each block, each loss … All of that is more important. You have to be able to give your best version.”

The coach also gave his version of his rival in the quarterfinal series, the Herbalife Gran Canaria. “It is a team that has been changing players and finding their style of play. It has very good shooters and a very good outside game. It is a very complete team that has had a great end to the season,” he said.

Laso is clear that “the team that achieves the first position in the regular league, that wins all the away games and competes very well all year round, has nothing to prove. The team has been magnificent, but now we have a new challenge for ahead, a different situation. I see the team well and prepared, “he stressed.

“We have a very big mountain ahead, but not only the Real Madrid. The other teams that compete know the importance and toughness of a playoff, “he concluded. Pablo Laso.

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