The sensitive losses in its squad and doubts about the physical condition of some of its players are presented as the main handicaps for a Real Madrid who will seek this Tuesday to seal his ticket for the final of the Endesa League before him Valencia Basket, a rival who has already defeated him three times this season and who will take to the track with the obligation to win so as not to be eliminated.
The Real Madrid he won this Sunday in the first game of the semifinal series between both teams.
To the last casualties of Sergio Llull Y Nico Laprovittola, who could not play on Sunday and leave the base position very reduced, Pablo Laso adds doubts about the physical state of Usman Garuba Y Rudy fernandez, who had to retire injured in the first game of the series and are awaiting the latest medical tests.
The pivot got a calf up in the fourth quarter and the forward suffered a puncture in the abductor. Finally it seems that both will be able to play this Tuesday, discarding the tests that Rudy suffer a fibrillar tear.
Besides, it could come back too Alberto abalde, go down next to Felipe Reyes in the last games for being infected with covid-19. The Galician forward has tested negative in the PCR test this Monday and if he tests negative again this Tuesday, he will be able to join the team.
Despite all these problems, the white team is confident that the fighting spirit and intensity shown in the first semifinal clash will once again be decisive to get their ticket to the final on the fast track, although Laso He warned at a press conference of the potential of his rival and that a totally different encounter will be experienced at La Fonteta.
“We must continue to think that we have not done anything, because it is the reality, we have only achieved one point, we have an advantage but we know that we play against a great team for whom we have a lot of respect,” explained the coach from Vitoria, who will have him again. young canterano Juan Nuñez to support the management of Carlos Alocen.
After finishing the regular phase of the ACB with plenty of away victories, and chaining 19 away victories if the quarterfinals are taken into account, the Real Madrid trusts that his reliability on the move allows him to forget about his absences and the load of matches to be able to repeat his triumph against the Valencian team.