Chus Mateo showed his joy after Real Madrid’s victory at the home of Real Betis (55-73)during matchday 9 of the Endesa League. “The lesson of Zaragoza had to be learned a bit, we had a test to make up for that failure. It has merit after the efforts of the players in a very tough month of November. We have been good, we have handled the result well and we have not let them grow. I am satisfied because we have achieved one more victory”.
“We started out a bit lost at the start but we focused during the first quarter. We knew the difficulty of the previous weeks and we had to change the chip of the Euroleague. It was difficult for us to get in, then we have gradually improved and we have had some moments to achieve a greater difference. We had the game under control without playing an extraordinarily good game“, has added.
The coach has also talked about the distribution of minutes: “We have a long squad but the maximum is demanded in all matches. We came from a double day in the Euroleague and it is important to have a long squad to be able to distribute minutes. There are players who take a step forward. When there is a possibility of doing it, we do it, but everything measuring it to the maximum”.
Finally, Chus Mateo has reflected on the competitiveness of the competition. “We are still starting the season and there is a lot of Regular League left. You have to position yourself at the top, the demand is maximum in the Endesa League. You cannot be neglected. Beating Real Madrid in many fields is good news and can help you come back from a bad situation. For this reason, we have to go to the fields with the utmost respect for the rival”.