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"How does it feel to see the track now?", And after the question

Raúl Entrerríos

looks at the track, empty, waiting for the final of the Games that France will win, looks at the journalist, looks back at the track, stays watching her for a while and she breaks.

The leader of Spain, normally a calm and serene man, perhaps the most calm and serene man in the world - without exaggeration - has been very sensitive for a few days, even surprised by so much feeling.

After the semifinals, he already broke into a mixed zone and the same happens when he won the Olympic bronze against Egypt, before going up to the podium that he lacked, when he attends to various media.

In 20 years of career, he already had a World Cup, two Europeans, three Champions League, 11 Leagues and many other titles.

"He is the best Spanish player in history",

Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas

describes him

before the microphones, a consideration that the whole team subscribes to, and with that title Entrerríos now retires to work in the Barcelona quarry and, sooner or later, become a successful coach.

So, excuse me, how does it feel to see the track now? It's hard to put into words what I feel right now. I am proud to have finished my career in this way. I am leaving happy because I have had the privilege of having a career surrounded by great people. I can't imagine a better ending. Never, not even after winning a World Cup, had he shown himself like this. They have been emotionally complicated days. It's hard to think about what it means to get to the end of your career, what it means to put all this on hold. When I left the Villa I had to do a concentration exercise because of that: I knew it was my final point and I couldn't stop thinking about it, but I wanted to follow the game plan and win the game. Now I can say that I am leaving calm and happy and that this bronze medal tastes like glory to me, it speaks of what it means to reach the end of your career.Tell me what moment you remember the most now. I remember a lot about the beginning, when my parents took my sister, my brother and me to play anywhere and at any time. Then I began to fulfill dreams, I went through complicated moments of those in which I had to swallow and get up ... I don't know, now I think a lot about my family, my wife and my children, who are the ones to whom I will take this medal. Raúl Entrerríos leaves legacy? I have always tried to be an honest and hardworking player. I have done my best in every training session and in every game. I have tried to show my commitment and my desire. And then I have been fortunate enough to belong to extraordinary groups both at the club level and at the national team level. I hope that in the end my work will be above all.I remember a lot about the beginning, when my parents took my sister, my brother and me to play anywhere and at any time. Then I began to fulfill dreams, I went through complicated moments of those in which I had to swallow and get up ... I don't know, now I think a lot about my family, my wife and my children, who are the ones to whom I will take this medal. Raúl Entrerríos leaves legacy? I have always tried to be an honest and hardworking player. I have done my best in every training session and in every game. I have tried to show my commitment and my desire. And then I have been fortunate enough to belong to extraordinary groups both at the club level and at the national team level. I hope that in the end my work will be above all.I remember a lot about the beginning, when my parents took my sister, my brother and me to play anywhere and at any time. Then I began to fulfill dreams, I went through complicated moments of those in which I had to swallow and get up ... I don't know, now I think a lot about my family, my wife and my children, who are the ones to whom I will take this medal. Raúl Entrerríos leaves legacy? I have always tried to be an honest and hardworking player. I have done my best in every training session and in every game. I have tried to show my commitment and my desire. And then I have been fortunate enough to belong to extraordinary groups both at the club level and at the national team level. I hope that in the end my work will be above all.my brother and me anywhere, anytime. Then I began to fulfill dreams, I went through complicated moments of those in which I had to swallow and get up ... I don't know, now I think a lot about my family, my wife and my children, who are the ones to whom I will take this medal. Raúl Entrerríos leaves legacy? I have always tried to be an honest and hardworking player. I have done my best in every training session and in every game. I have tried to show my commitment and my desire. And then I have been fortunate enough to belong to extraordinary groups both at the club level and at the national team level. I hope that in the end my work will be above all.my brother and me anywhere, anytime. Then I began to fulfill dreams, I went through complicated moments of those in which I had to swallow and get up ... I don't know, now I think a lot about my family, my wife and my children, who are the ones to whom I will take this medal. Raúl Entrerríos leaves legacy? I have always tried to be an honest and hardworking player. I have done my best in every training session and in every game. I have tried to show my commitment and my desire. And then I have been fortunate enough to belong to extraordinary groups both at the club level and at the national team level. I hope that in the end my work will be above all.who are the ones to whom I will take this medal. What legacy does Raúl Entrerríos leave? I have always tried to be an honest and hardworking player. I have done my best in every training session and in every game. I have tried to show my commitment and my desire. And then I have been fortunate enough to belong to extraordinary groups both at the club level and at the national team level. I hope that in the end my work will be above all.who are the ones to whom I will take this medal. What legacy does Raúl Entrerríos leave? I have always tried to be an honest and hardworking player. I have done my best in every training session and in every game. I have tried to show my commitment and my desire. And then I have been fortunate enough to belong to extraordinary groups both at the club level and at the national team level. I hope that in the end my work will be above all.

Speak Entrerríos after the most beautiful farewell that is remembered. In the last second of their last game, when Spain had already sentenced the match for the bronze thanks to a goal from

Álex Dujshebaev

, they received the captain and launched themselves against the rival goal. A goal already in the twilight, what better ending. At the end, Entrerríos hugged all of his teammates, one by one, and later he was manteado. With him also march

Julen Aginagalde,

Viran Morros

, J

oan Canellas,

Dani Sarmiento

and perhaps

Gideon Guardiola

put down door open 2024 in what will be a generational change brusque, exaggerated. "It is possible that now it is necessary to pass a transition time, a few lower years," acknowledged the coach

Jordi Ribera,

who at the same time admitted that any toll will be worth it for having enjoyed this golden age.

One last goal, in the last second, of the last game, in the last Games, it has been liberating, really. Seeing how in those last seconds the work was already done was nice. It has been difficult to recover after falling in the semifinals, to get back up to compete until the end, but I knew that this group could do it. They always talk about the group, never about you. It's that in sport you are nobody without the group. No matter how good you are. For us it was very important to be in these Olympic Games, with the absence of Rio we live in our own flesh what it costs to be here and now we can say that our names are among the Olympic medalists. I have only contributed my grain of sand to that. Do you think you will feel the emptiness of handball a lot? No, I know it was time to quit.In recent years I have been preparing at all levels to accept it and it is very clear to me. Due to the pandemic, I have had the opportunity to compete for one more year and it has been an extraordinary year at a sporting level.

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