Concluded with the official presentation at the Endesa headquarters during the first days of the concentration in Madrid, the Women’s Selection It has already started its preparation for the Eurobasket that will be played in Valencia from June 17 to 27. Lucas Mondelo and his coaching staff work with 16 players (Astou Ndour will soon join the group) in this first phase of the concentration in L’Alqueria del Basket in Valencia.
“We don’t feel any pressure. We have already reached the ceiling, now everything that comes will be welcome. I do not know if there will be successes, but what is certain is that we will compete one hundred percent because we are warriors“, answer back Cristina Ouviña when questioned by the defense of the European Golds won in 2017 and 2019.
The first preparation matches of the Tour will take the Women to face France in Toulouse in a double confrontation on Sunday 23 and Monday 14 of this month of May. The bleus were, precisely, the team against which he debuted in November 2019 Maite Cazorla as an absolute international.
“I prefer to have them as companions instead of rivals”, Says the Canarian base about their now teammates and rivals during the club season. “Illusion is what will give us the energy to compete. I wish we can win a medal”He continues.
For the Women’s Eurobasket, the team hopes to have the greatest possible support from the fans. “The public will be the sixth player. The more fans we have going for us, the better”, Third Ouviña.