Ponsarnau: "The key has been to find brave players"

Abalde has a very difficult time playing the semifinal against Baskonia due to a muscle injury that has already prevented him from playing the decisive clash against Gran Canaria.

Valencia Basket coach Jaume Ponsarnau said that in addition to the rebound that gave them rhythm, one of the keys to the comfortable victory against Herbalife Gran Canaria that places them in the Endesa League semifinals was that "we have found brave players who have taken advantage ". "We have started well, with rhythm and with success. The start of Fernando San Emeterio has given us solidity and consistency. We had good feelings although it was equalized in the second quarter," he summarized.

"But we had a lot of players involved and the feelings were positive. The third quarter was very good and we have had minutes of success and pace that have decided the match," summarized the coach, who was grateful for having been able to save some strength in the final stretch. .

"Our matches in this first phase have been very demanding and we have not been able to extend to the team everything we have wanted and that physical demand can harm us. We do not have our maximum strength but we have the maximum that we can have," explained the coach, who was satisfied that a player like Mike Tobey has been shown in this final phase by the good work he has done in the confinement and in the post-confinement.

Abalde has a very difficult time playing Sunday

Valencia Basket forward Alberto Abalde has a very difficult time playing the Endesa League semifinals against Baskonia on Sunday, due to a muscle injury that already prevented him from playing the clash against Herbalife Gran Canaria this Friday.

"Now his participation seems, very very very difficult, but we are going to try. It is a very uncomfortable injury and for a player who lasts and is strong as a handicapper to find his game," he explained at a press conference. "The recommendable thing is that he does not play but to see if we convince him so that he does not play. We will see how everything goes," said Ponsarnau.

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