Tavares: “The Super Cup is the first step to win the titles we have left”


The center of Real Madrid, Edy Tavares, chosen ‘MVP’ of the Endesa Super Cup, pointed out that the title achieved against Barça this Sunday is “the first step to win” the trophies that remain this season, at the same time that he highlighted the ” faith from the beginning to the end” of his team in the first Clásico of the season.

“We have had faith, from the beginning to the end. We have left everything to win the Super Cup, which is always important, it is the first step to win the titles that we have left”, celebrated the pivot at a press conference after the victory over the azulgranas (89-83).

The Cape Verdean was the best in the final with 24 points, 12 rebounds and 5 blocks, which allowed him to obtain a PIR of 40, the tournament’s absolute record. “I tried to help in defense but I lacked freshness at the beginning. The important thing is to fight and never give up, and try to answer the shots and hinder as much as possible, that’s what I’ve tried the whole match”, he explained.

“More free kicks were called for us because we put hard and hard, so that they could see clearly that they were fouls”, settled Tavares, after Saras Jasikevicius, Barça coach, affirmed after the duel that they had conceded many fouls to the whites.