• Chronicle The resurrection of Real Madrid dies on the shore

  • Opinion The will is not enough

Sergio Llull

's inconsolable kicking

after the final honk was right: there was no lack of discord.

Because in the abyss there was surprise at the risky path that Real Madrid took and that finally resulted in his conviction.

The manual stated that the least bad option was to take


to the free throw with 17.3 seconds left.

Failure option, triple later, who knows... More fan than in those three seconds of lag in which nothing could happen.

No one was slow to accept the error, evidence.

Pablo Laso

intoned the mea culpa, unambiguously: "We should have done it wrong. Now it's easy to think we should have done it, but I thought that with more than three seconds we could defend and have the last possession".

Rarely has a final been decided by inaction.

"Everyone is asking me about the last possession, but you don't lose or win a game in the last one, it's before", cleared


, the indicated one.

Because the Frenchman, who did not have his best night (between him,

Abalde and Causeur

, zero of 16 in triples), was the one who committed the two in a row on Micic with 44 seconds remaining and Madrid had not entered the bonus.

And perhaps the second could be spared.

"I have nothing to say about the last plays, I prefer to see them later", cleared

Adam Hanga

, who soon recognized the problem: "In these types of games you have to score your shots if you want to win and we didn't get it. It is what it is ".

The six of 36 whites (18.2%) is the record, negative, in a Euroleague final in its entire history.

A problem, that of the lack of aim / pure shooters, which has been fatal in the worst moments of the Madrid course.

"We lacked a lot of success. We played well during many moments of the game, but we didn't score. I have many of my shots and those of my teammates in my head," acknowledged Abalde.

"We can't blame the boys for anything, they've left everything, tosses or tails, it was a difficult team," continued the coach, who once again missed out on a title, the 22nd of his era with which he would equal

Lolo Sainz


He caressed glory, an unusual rebirth, but he has not raised a considerable crown for two and a half years, that Malaga Cup.

The inexplicable season, that of 17 defeats in 28 games in 82 days, that of 10 consecutive victories cut short yesterday, needs to continue now in the ACB playoffs, where they will not be able to count on a


injured for the remains.

"Now I'm screwed, obviously. We're talking about the team working hard to get here and I think we've done a lot of things well, but we probably lacked breaking the game," he settled.

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