Real Madrid head coach Pablo Laso was ecstatic after his team’s comeback in the Spanish Super Cup win over Liga Endesa and EuroLeague rivals FC Barcelona.
Laso praised Sergio Llull, who won his third Supercopa MVP award, equalling Navarro as the player with the most MVPs in the history of the competition.
“Nobody stopped believing when we were 19 points down and the team showed their character. You look for players, who work hard for the good of the team,” Laso said after the game.
“Llull was the MVP. He didn’t play much yesterday, but we’re not going to find a player like him now. I’m very happy with the win and the work the guys put in”.
The ‘Whites’ had to face several injuries during the start of the season with Abalde, Thompkins and Randolph being out, while Laso saw Rudy Fernadez going down with an injury in the Super Cup semifinal.
“During the year, we’ve had to manage a lot of situations that are out of our control. In terms of minutes, rotations, preparing the games, fast pick&roll situations, and we knew that we were going to need everyone.
We lost Abalde at the start of the week, Randolph and Thompkins were out and Rudy went down yesterday. All the players have been working out how to be positive for the team and that’s why I’m very happy because I appreciate everyone.
I’m very happy and very proud of the guys. When I have players like these, my job looks good. I can’t say much more.”