Mondelo: “This is the first time I see that this team can be under pressure”

The Spanish women’s basketball coach, Luke
Mondelo, regretted the defeat suffered this Thursday against Belarus on his debut in the Eurobasket and assured that it is “the first time” that he sees that his team “can be under pressure” but pointed out that there have been “many factors” that could have affected him.

“The days of great tension have weighed us down by (the positive of) Sunrise (Torrens) or the five consecutive days of PCR and the lack of preparation matches has affected us in the distribution of roles that are still being established. I didn’t think it was going to affect us so much, “he admitted at a press conference.

“There has been a sum of several things but the guilt of not having scored more, in addition to Belarusian He has zoned us a lot with his greats, is that today the pressure has been able to us ”, he added.

The coach said that they were “very bad in attack”, that they did not make “good decisions” and that in defense they did not follow their own rules. “Still we have been able to win and the result is not so bad in the ‘basket average’,” he said.

“You have to analyze what happened to us, think more about ourselves than about the rival. You have to talk as a team to find solutions that is more important than the ‘scouting’ of Sweden but I remain confident in my team, this result is history and we only think about Sweden“, Said the coach, who advanced that they have” a very long night ahead of them. “

For her part, the Belarusian coach Nataliya
Trafimava She was very satisfied with the triumph of her team and said that “it is not the end but the beginning” and stressed that they will continue “forward” in search of “big goals”.

“I’m very happy. It was a huge gift for my birthday. My players had promised me that they would give me the victory for my birthday so I am very happy, “she concluded.

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