- Chronicle Spain raises its hand and gives a tribute to Switzerland that stitches wounds (5-0)
The legacy that the players of the Spanish team want to leave begins to be cemented today. A week after they began a war with the RFEF, in which they already have victories, the battle restarts in the offices and it does not seem that it will have as a collateral victim the coach Montse Tomé, but that can put a boss.
The mixed commission that agreed to form the RFEF, the CSD and the representatives of the players to follow up on the agreements reached in the meetings of Oliva will meet this Wednesday for the first time. According to the president of the CSD, Víctor Francos, who attended the match in Córdoba, the government's desire is to sign these agreements and "immediately" put an end to a crisis that, at times, they considered impossible to solve.
In parallel, the priority of the Federation, following the roadmap that Rafael Del Amo said he had transmitted to President Pedro Rocha, is to look for a sports director. In the last hours, they have contacted Markel Zubizarreta, who yesterday announced his departure from FC Barcelona after six years at the helm of the women's team. His last service as a Blaugrana was to accompany his internationals to the concentration, where he had talks with the federations. He is the great team builder who won two Champions League and has such a close relationship with the leaders of this selection that Aitana Bonmatí considered that "it would be good" to have him close, clarifying that it is not something that they decide.
He will be a boss and a support for Tomé, who has saved the complicated situation unleashed with his call. "It has not been an easy week, but things are good and have calmed down in recent days," admitted the Barca player. We are happy," Olga Carmona replied to the question about her relationship with the coaching staff.
So is Tomé, who has learned a lot in two weeks. His presence on the bench hung in the balance, but eight days of coexistence and two victories later, he has gained life and will reach the next October window against Italy and again Switzerland. "It was my premiere, my first time for everything. I told them, that I was proud to do it with them. This has helped me a lot and over time I will value it even more. I am persistent, I trust my work, I try to look forward. I have suffered when we had to suffer and I have been able to move forward when they let us move forward. That's football," he summed up.
"The most important thing is to have overcome the problems, to have managed to change the focus. I value my staff for helping me and being supportive, getting into their heads and hearts so that they were able to think only about football. They have been competitive and we have managed to win, which is what matters in the elite, "added the coach, who also had to be a psychologist in many moments. "I have tried to be close to them, to accompany them in feeling. As we've been able to train, we've started to enjoy it. We gave them confidence and they gave us everything," he said.
The players were also released. Athenea did it – "they have listened to us, now we can think only about football," she acknowledged – and again Aitana, the player who on October 30 can collect a Golden Ball and who is called to lead the next generation. "I hope that this situation that we have experienced in this concentration does not happen anymore, because it is exhausting. You have to focus on other things and not on football. We want to be professional footballers and nothing more. Our generation, like many others before us, has had to fight so that the next ones have better conditions. If this happens, we will leave a good legacy and we will be proud," she admitted.
To those who have doubted them, he sent a message: "You don't know us. We came from a very complicated year and we won the World Cup. We had a difficult week and we won both games."
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