Count: “We have suffocated them with our defense”

Maria Count, forward of the Spanish team was one of the highlights in the match against Montenegro with 19 points scored, although he highlighted the “suffocating work for the rivals in defense”.

“When Alba’s positive (Torrens) and Tamara (Abalde) we all said we should take a step forward. Today we have done a suffocating job in defense, especially on their pivots; and the work of Laura
Gil it has been incredible. You have to take off your hat, ”said Conde.

“All the games are already life or death, or you win or you go home, so we have to impose our rhythm and way of playing,” she explained.

About Serbia, rival in the quarterfinals, the forward was clear.

“We have not seen Serbia yet, but from what we know they are veteran players who have played many finals. We must give our best version and identity on the track ”, concluded María Count.

Mondelo: “Our defense can give us a choice”

The Spanish coach Lucas Mondelo warned of the difficulty that will be faced on Wednesday to Serbia but he was convinced that if they maintain the defense of the last games they may have options.

“Serbia is a very strong team, very tough. It will be very difficult to play against her but our defense is connecting us and giving us freedom in attack and it is possible that we will have a chance “, said the coach at the press conference after the victory in the round of 16 against Montenegro.

Regarding this meeting, he was very satisfied that they have followed the line “of causing mistakes in the rival” and of sharing the ball in attack.

“We have managed to lose 20 balls and we have given 25 assistance, thereby demonstrating our choral game, our team game. I want to highlight the defense that our pivots have made on the important players of Montenegro ”, he stressed.

Mondelo explained that this Tuesday the team will rest in the morning after having chained “two very demanding matches” and in the afternoon they will do “some tactical work” without loading “the legs of the players.”

For her part, the Montenegrin coach Jelena
Skerovic regretted that they were not able to follow their “game plan” and blamed it on the numerous losses they had in the first half and that allowed Spain “to score in a counterattack”

“The losses have killed us, they have left us without confidence,” admitted the coach, who nonetheless assumed her inferiority in this ’round of 16′ crossing.

“Spain is better than us, we can only congratulate them but for us it has been a great test,” said the head of the Montenegrin team.

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