Chus Mateo, Real Madrid coach, foresees a balanced Endesa League quarterfinal tie against a Gran Canaria team that will demand the maximum, although he warned that his team is “excited and wanting to play the playoff”. “It will not be easy. Gran Canaria is going to take us to the end and we must be prepared to win the game at the right time. We want to play a very good game in front of our people”, explained the coach in statements to the club’s media on the eve of his debut in the playoffs for the title.
“The team is excited and eager to play the playoff. We face it with the satisfaction of having fulfilled one of the objectives of the year. We set out to do our best in everything we competed in and we won the Super Cup and the Euroleague. We still have La Liga and we are going to try to do the best we can. The best way to do it is to go game by game looking for victory.added Matthew. Real Madrid and Gran Canaria will play this Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at the WiZink Center in the first game of a best-of-three quarterfinal tie in which the Whites will have home court advantage if a third game is necessary.