“We have dominated this match from the beginning and the players have worked very well”, explained the coach.
Pablo Ribbon analyzed the victoria of the Real Madrid against Gran Canaria on the last day of the Regular League of the ACB: “Congratulate the team for the victory. I did it already because our classification in the League was already mathematical several days ago and I think we have had a very good Regular League, knowing the complications that combining two competitions throughout the season often has. About today’s match, I think we dominated from the beginning. We’ve won the first three quarters and we have to give value, especially to the fact that the players have worked very well”.
“We were aware that it was a serious and important game for us, regardless of the result. Respect for the rival is shown by playing at your best level and we have had three very solid quarters in which we have gained an advantage that we have then defended well. I’m happy with the victory but now we have to turn the page and think about the Final Four”.
Rival in quarterfinals
“I have a lot of respect for Manresa. They beat us in Madrid and they are having a great season. They have played at a very high level and have competed very well both in Europe and in the Endesa League. We know that it will be a very complicated and difficult playoff. They have earned that respect and it will be a difficult tie, as are all the quarterfinals over 3 games”.
“It was an important week for us, to work, train well and recover from injuries. And, also, to show a competitive level. It’s been two tough games, both today and against Murcia, and I’m very happy with how the team has worked and with the two victories”.