The summer of 2021 is synonymous with illusion for the Women’s Selection. In less than two months, Lucas Mondelo’s team will face two very important events: the Women’s Eurobasket (whose final phase will be played entirely in Valencia) and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Two championships in which Maria Count hopes to be able to be.
“Both for us, the players, and for anyone who follows women’s basketball, this summer is going to be very exciting and intense. Many things are going to happen. I really want to take advantage of the remainder of the season to be ready in mind and body for what is to come. I want to be at the service of the team to give you what you need from me”.
The 24-year-old forward from Madrid, who has already been international 30 times and champion of Europe in 2017, maintains the illusion of the first day every time she attends a concentration with Spain: “We are a group of privileged people. Here we are very few. Being able to receive that call constantly is exciting for me, it always brings me great joy. They are things that I did not imagine as a child“.
After overcoming the injury that prevented her from being with the Women in the concentration last November in Valencia, María has signed a successful comeback with her club, USK Prague. “Before the second bubble of the Euroleague, I did not think that things were going to go so well. Behind me there are many months behind work and complicated moments“, bill. One of the keys to his happy return to the courts resides, without a doubt, in his own vital philosophy: “I try to focus all my strength and energy on what I can do today. In focusing on the things that I can control, which are the ones that have helped me to get out of the injury and to be able to be in this situation right now”.