Laso: "We know each other well, but you don't have to look at the past"

The Real Madrid coach believes that the game against Baskonia (9pm, Dazn) is going to be very difficult because his rival "is a very competitive team, with a lot of energy."


The coach of Real Madrid, Pablo Laso, has warned that Baskonia, his rival this Friday in the Euroleague, is "a very competitive team, with a lot of energy in the game and that has very versatile big players", a sum of factors that turns every confrontation with the Basque team into "a complicated match" .

"Baskonia is a very competitive team, with a lot of energy in the game and that has very versatile big players. Three very different centers, good pick & roll game with Dragic, Vildoza and Henry, good shooters with Giedraitis, Peters and Polonara , and people who are growing. It is a very complete team and for which we have great respect. Whenever we play against them it is a complicated game and we will have to play hard and focused from the first minute, "Laso analyzed in the official media. from the white club.

The coach acknowledged that this match already has the category of "classic". "We have met many times in great 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," he said before the third match against Baskonia this season. "We are two teams that know each other, but we must not look at the past because it is a different game," he said.

Asked about the importance of winning before the Copa del Rey, he stressed that "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 Cup. I focus on this game, that I know the difficulty it has, and from there we will think of Estudiantes, and then 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 summarized.

In addition, the Vitorian thanked not having to move from Madrid this week. "The team prepares games well, whether at home or away, but being able to play at 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 matches, whether it plays at home or away, "he concluded.

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