The coach of Real Madrid, Chus Mateocongratulated his players for achieving the “aim” of the field factor in the playoff of the Euroleague, with a “Serious” match this Wednesday against Fenerbahçe, although he recalled that only winning the title is worth it.
“We have achieved the objective of this match. I want to congratulate the players, the team, they have made a great effort to get home field advantage in the playoffs. It is not definitive but it says a lot about the work done in a Euroleague as tough as the one we are playing”he said at a press conference.
The coach of the whites praised the work of his team to ensure the Top-4, at the same time that he confessed that they are thinking about possible rivals. “We talk a lot about who it can be, it can be anyone. What is clear is that he will be a very difficult opponent. We have to keep adding, growing and working. The teams are made in the season. We are being silent at work but we are taking steps forward”he claimed.
“We have been training since September, with very short-term goals. We have been fighting like ants to score victories, it is not easy. I’m happy because 22 victories, with three games left, is worthless if you don’t win the title, but it says a lot about the daily work. This is not the time to stop”he added.
On the other hand, Mateo referred to the performance this Wednesday, where Madrid was clearly superior. “We played a serious game, working well and on track in the first half. With things to improve defensively, we did so in the second half, greatly lowering Fenerbahçe’s percentages. We have three games left and we will continue to give our best to finish as high as possible. We all need everyone. There is no one essential. Being ambitious is the key to keep improving”term.