The National Team has left behind the first part of the Road To The Future Tour at the end of your stay in Melilla. The team now faces a few days off before meeting again on Sunday the 12th to face a week of training prior to Italy tournament. We review the best moments of this first concentration.

Two victories that confirm the growth of the group. Two positive results support the work done during the concentration. Spain beat Italy (60-49) and Belgium (79-70) in two games that have served to test and consolidate the group.

Meet the 4 debutantes. Lola Pendande, Nerea Hermosa, Laura Peña and Ángela Salvadores have had their first experience with the Absolute Selection. In a series of reports, we were able to learn more about these four players, thus discovering the stories of sacrifice and overcoming that lie behind each one of them. Pendande and Peña added their first caps, while Ángela Salvadores added two and scored her first points with Spain.

Astou Ndour, PIR 31 on the day of his thousand points with the National Team. Astou Ndour stood out in the second game against Belgium with a double-double of 24 points, 10 rebounds and a PIR of 31. A performance that coincided with the day he reached 1,000 points with the National Team. The pivot is the eighteenth player in history to achieve this round figure that she has been able to achieve in 77 games, which means an average of 13 goals per match.
Silvia and Leo, one game away from the round figure. After playing the two matches, Silvia Domínguez has remained at 199 caps, while Leo Rodríguez at 99, so that they are one match away from adding 200 and 100 matches with the National Team, respectively.

The generations of 97 and 98 take the reins. Of the 16 players who have participated in this concentration, seven belong to these two generations and all of them have left their mark in these matches. Maite Cazorla, María Conde, María Araújo and Ángela Salvadores belong to the generation of ’97. Paula Ginzo, Irati Etxarri and Laura Peña are from ’98. Together they achieved great achievements in training and little by little they are making their place in the Absolute.

The philosophy of Miguel Méndez. In these days, we have been able to learn more about the National Team Manager and without a doubt one of the most valuable messages he has given us has been this one in which he explains the meaning of wearing the Spain shirt. Méndez adds four victories in four directed games.
Laia Palau’s debut as Team Manager. Melilla experienced the debut of Laia Palau as a member of the coaching staff of the Spanish National Team. She retired from the floor in November with 314 caps. Last week, she extended her registration with two new participations as Team Manager.