The Women’s National Team is one step closer to qualifying for EuroBasket 2023 in Slovenia and Israel after successfully completing the first Qualification Window. Triumphs against Hungary in Szekszard and against Romania in Almería which, among others (such as the premiere of Silvia Domínguez as captain), they have left us these five moments.
The debut of Miguel Méndez
Miguel Méndez has become the thirteenth Women’s National Coach. In his first call at the head of the team, he opted for 14 players (Georgina Bahí and Ángela Salvadores attended as guests) to begin preparing a new stage in which the intention is that Spain continue to aspire to the maximum. A more than exciting contact in which the team managed to succeed in a tough game in Hungary against the most dangerous rival in Group C and enjoyed with the fans in Hungary in a true collective exhibition.
The step in front of María Conde
The Madrid forward, already with 46 caps on his record, has been the player most used by Méndez in this Qualification Window. 66 minutes of action in which he has responded with a lot. 18.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and 6 assists on average that make her the leader of the National Team in each of these three statistical sections. Omnipresent.
Irati Etxarri, the last to arrive
Irati Etxarri has shown in his first two games as an absolute international that the great campaign he is carrying out at LF Endesa with Cadí La Seu is no coincidence. The first player to make her debut with Méndez as Coach has fitted in very well with the group, providing defense and clairvoyance in attack in both games. Against Romania, he was part of the starting five.
The reunion with the fans
The Municipal Palace of the Mediterranean Games turned to the National Team. The Almería public responded with a note and vibrated with the Women’s game. A support that did not go unnoticed by the coach, Miguel Méndez, nor by the players, who thanked the warmth of the Almeria fans.
The Selection, a team
Mendez left Almería very satisfied. Not so much because of the overwhelming victory achieved, but because of the way in which the group shone above the individualities in the match against Almería. The eleven players employed scored and participated in a choral triumph that serves to cement a stage in which the team will be above any individuality.