Carles Durán, coach of Joventut de Badalona, left unhappy with the arbitration suffered by his team in the second game of the Endesa League semifinal playoffs that measure them against Real Madrid and considered that they still do not deserve “the respect that the rival has”. “Today we got very frustrated with the arbitration at the end, we have to learn. It is clear that we still do not deserve the respect that Madrid has, I hope that on Saturday we can achieve it. We are also playing in the semifinals of the ACB league, not just Real Madrid”.
“One of my best players, Ante Tomic, leaves the game with a very clear unsportsmanlike action and a technique because he protests badly, but previously there is a very clear foul. In these first two games we have not managed to have the respect that Real Madrid does have and we for some reason have not earned it. I got angry because he is leaving Ante Tomic, Tavares has zero fouls in eighty minutes, ”he declared.
Regarding the development of the clash, in which they lost 90-73, he indicated: “We had to play better to get the second point. We have not succeeded. In the total 40 minutes we have made many mistakes, we have lost many balls and the rebound battleWe even missed a shot released at the end of the third quarter. Apart from the mistake, that has caused Madrid to score against us easily. If you don’t play well, almost perfect, Madrid punishes you”.
“I take a lot of things from the first two games, among them a point that many of you did not believe we could achieve. That is the most important. Today we have done many things well but Madrid has raised its level in many things. They have punished us in the rebound, in the losses. On Saturday we will be ready again. We took one point out of two, that is very good news for us, ”he completed.