Once the draw for the Eurobasket Women 2021 this noon at the Santiago Grisolía Auditorium of the City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia, the Women’s Selection has been framed in Group A of the first phase together with Sweden, Belarus and Slovakia. “The rivals that have touched us may, apparently, seem affordable, but they are strong rivals, with quality and with experience. They will not be easy at all if we are not at our level”, Analyzes, from Japan, the National Coach Lucas Mondelo.

The technician is clear that “eThe objective is to try to be first in the group to have a good quarter-final crossing, which is perhaps the most important match of the championship”. In addition, if Spain manages to be in the first position of the group, it would have more rest days than its rival in the match to reach the semifinals since “we would avoid that ‘game of fear’ that are the round of 16”. We want to enjoy this very special Eurobasket and this beautiful summer that we have had to live.

We want to enjoy this special Eurobasket and this beautiful summer that we have had to live”, Sums up Mondelo, who weeks after the Eurobasket in Valencia (June 17-27), will lead the Women at the Tokyo Olympics.

The Women’s National Team, champion of Europe in the last two editions of the Eurobasket (2017 and 2019), will be measured, in this order, against Belarus, Sweden and Slovakia.

Lucas Mondelo analyzes Group A rivals

Belarus:The first game is always the most difficult. Belarus has players of undeniable quality”.

Sweden: She is an old acquaintance and a team that must be respected a lot because it always causes problems. Lately we are beating him, so we hope the streak continues”.

Slovakia: It also has highly contrasted players at an international level. It may be the most affordable rival of the three, but you have to respect everyone”.