Lucas Mondelo he fulfilled this Thursday in the victory against Serbia (85-70) at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, his 150th match as the Spanish national team. A career that has led him to conquer a total of seven medals that make him the most awarded coach in the history of the Women’s National Team.
“If when you are 60 years old you are going to question what would have happened if you had agreed to become a professional coach, go away. I asked myself that question and the answer is that I was going to ask it. So I said, ‘here I come”Says Mondelo as he looks back on his first steps as a professional coach.
“I was in Turkey and they called me for dinner. It was then that they broke the news to me“Explains the coach, who made his debut in a friendly in Kaunas (Lithuania) in June 2012.”There are several coaches with the capacity to be a Coach, but it can only be one. I am very proud to be so and to have been able to work with so many generations of players”He continues.
“It may sound like a slogan, but the ‘I at the service of us’ is a reality. You have to always have the cohesion of being a team present. The group knows that wearing the Spain shirt is a responsibility and that everyone wants to beat us”, He comments on the keys behind this successful era that the Women’s National Team has experienced with him at the helm: seven great medals in eight championships played.
Lucas Mondelo’s balance with the Women’s National Team
- 7 medals
- 150 games
- 126 wins and 24 losses
- Official games: 69 victories and 13 defeats
- Friendly games: 57 wins and 11 losses