Alba Torrens: "We have taken the perspective of the Eurobasket"

The Mallorcan forward returns with the National Team to prepare for the Tokyo Games after missing the European Championship due to the coronavirus.


The coach of the Spanish women's basketball team, Lucas Mondelo, expressed his "hopes" for his team in the preview of the first pre-Olympic friendly this Thursday against France (10pm), in Malaga, and assured that he sees him with chances to "surprise" at the Tokyo 2020 Games.

The Spanish coach insisted on offering an optimistic message after being left out of the next pre-world tournament, losing to Russia in the match to define the fifth to eighth places in the Eurobasket played in Valencia, and affirmed that he sees the team with " confidence, enthusiasm and a lot of energy ".

The only option Spain has to participate in the 2022 World Cup is to win the gold medal in Tokyo, an Olympic event in which the United States is the great favorite, but which will be "a new opportunity" for the national team, Mondelo stressed in statements provided by the Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB) .

After a week off after the European Championship, the Spanish players arrived in Malaga last Monday to prepare the first friendly for the Olympic Games, with the reincorporation to the team of Tamara Abalde and Alba Torrens, who were not in the Eurobasket for giving positive for COVID-19.

Alba Torrens

Precisely, the Mallorcan forward Alba Torrens, who plays for Russian Yekaterinburg, stressed that this situation "was difficult" for both, but also "for everyone", although "that is past" and "the important thing" is that Well, she was "very happy" with her return to the national team.

"Rest has been very important to recharge. In the European Championship we did not have the results we wanted, it hurts us all, but we have gained perspective, we compete at the highest level against all the teams and now we want to get back on track" for the Games, he said in statements to FEB Torrens, which stated that they arrive "with full confidence" in Tokyo.

After that parenthesis, the Spanish women's team will play their first friendly against France this Thursday in preparation for the Olympic event at the José María Martín Carpena Sports Palace in Malaga (10.00 pm), just after the match between the same male rivals (19.30) .

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