The Women’s National Team will face Serbia this Wednesday (9:00 p.m., Teledeporte) in the meeting corresponding to the EuroBasket quarter-finals. La Fonteta will once again embrace a team that has not stopped growing since the tournament began last Thursday, June 17.
It will be a difficult rival, given that the Serbian team has been entering the pools of all the championships for years to fight for the medals. In addition, Marina Maljkovic’s pupils come to this tie undefeated after signing a 3-0 in Group B. Her path in this EuroBasket got off to a difficult start. In the debut against Italy, an extension was necessary so that the Serbs could achieve a narrow victory (86-81). On the second day they beat Greece (51-85) without complications, but they had to work the victory against Montenegro (75-87) in the last match of the group stage.
In the summer of your retirement, Sonja vasic He will try to say goodbye by leading his country to fight for the medals. For this and for its enormous offensive quality, Spain will have as its most important task to stop this player who has played the last two seasons in the ranks of Spar Girona in the Endesa Women’s League. Alongside her, center Jelena Brooks and Tina Krajisnik have been at a great level during the group stage. On the outside, the most dangerous players are Anna Dabovic and Yvonne Anderson.
The meeting will be fraught with tension, but without a doubt, these are the games that must be faced when the objectives are as great as those proposed by Spain. In fact, since the arrival of Lucas Mondelo on the bench the National Team does not usually fail in hot games. Since 2013 he has always made it past the quarter-finals of an official tournament to climb a total of seven consecutive podiums.
Achieving a victory this Wednesday would not only have the prize of being in a fight for the medals for the fifth consecutive EuroBasket, but it would mean automatically obtaining one of the six tickets at stake to play the Premundial, the qualifying tournament prior to the dispute of the Australia World Cup 2022.
Lucas Mondelo: “Serbia plays with what we call controlled chaos”
“Serbia plays with what we call a chaos controlled by their talent, causing losses in the rival and dislodging a lot in the defensive rebound. They are very tough players who play to the limit. Each team will play its tricks. We are under construction, with players taking roles, something that happens to them with the batch of players they have. In fact, some of them have announced that they will say goodbye after this summer, which for them will be a challenge that can be a competitive bonus ”.
Laia Palau: “One of those parties that are exciting”
“We have a lot of respect towards all the rivals, but at the same time we have confidence. We are feeling comfortable and we have grown during the championship. The identity of the teams is shaped when results are achieved. We are in quarters, which is where we wanted to be, but from here we have to keep moving forward. It is one of those parties that are exciting ”.