The Spanish women’s handball team has drawn 30-30 in the first of their two friendly matches against Romania on Romanian soil. Ambros Martín has made his debut on the bench of the Guerreras with a draw, in some matches that will serve to get in tune, after a month and a half of restto face a demanding schedule with the World Cups in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, which starts at the end of novemberin addition to qualifying for next year’s European.
Spain went into the break with an advantage on the scoreboard (14-16 for the national team), in a game that was very marked by equality in all the bars of the match. Finally, Romania managed to get close to the Spanish score, signing the 30-30 with which the match ended.
The current national coach Ambros Martín, who was the coach of the Romanian team between 2016 and 2019, has positively assessed this first contact with the players. The Canary consider these friendlies a crucial point for the following weeks of preparation.
“We want to go one step further in the idea of the game and transmit it in a match, even if it is too early for it. Many of the players who play in the national competition have not touched the ball for a month and a half, since the previous activity with the national team in Santander, because the preseason with their teams has not yet begun. Not so with those who play abroad, which have already started. The fact of being able to see each other in July is important, because, in August, the girls will already be with their clubs. We want put our game model into practice in these two games against a competitive team with a contrasting level. The objective of this concentration is to refresh all the concepts and aspects that we worked on in June. I want to thank all the national clubs for the collaboration and predisposition they have made for this call and thus help the team”, added the coach in the statements prior to this first friendly.
On Saturday 29, Spain will face Romania again at 4:30 p.m.a meeting that can be followed live and by streaming through the VOYO platform.