Spain has defeated Croatia in their second group match with an impressive help of Alexandrina Barbosa, the Portuguese player who had became Spanish citizen and now is a very important brick in Jorge Duenas’s team:
” I am very happy that we have managed to win this match, which was very difficult against this Croatian team. We had to fight to get this victory, but every player of the team wanted to win, knowing that this will qualify us to the Main Round. We were concentrated from the beginning to the final, which was the key to win this game.
We have also missed two important players, Macarena Aguilar and Veronica Cuadrado having small injuries, and we have tried to fight for them too.
It’s very nice to be a part of this team, the girls have helped me a lot to get integrated in the team and to be able to help them. I am not getting so much playing time in Valcea as maybe expected, but I am very well trained and hungry to play.
I expect that Croatia and Hungary will advance to the Main Round alongside Spain and I hope that we will make it to the Final Round!”
Nerea Pena( FTC) :
” It was an exhausting match, very difficult, we had to fight, I am very tired. Maybe we thought that it will be an easy match, but we didn’t played well, got a lot of suspensions and made mistakes. Without Macarena and Veronica we had a much more difficult job, we missed them a lot on the court. The victory is the most important, we are in the Main Round and against Hungary we will play without any pressure.”