With two games for the Eurocup in October and with the three of the International Tournament of Spain this weekend in Boadilla del Monte, Frades will have to face with the Warriors the World Cup that starts next day in Torrevieja. In fact, she only takes four training sessions this week, “and some acts, but all the players are encouraged and in good physical condition,” says the coach.
Is it enough time to prepare a World Cup at home? “It is the same that we have all the teams. The calendar is already loaded and there is no where to get more time”, assured Silvia Navarro, the concierge and one of the two captains of the Guerreras.
The advantage is that Frade was already in the National Team, which reaches the first step with a long journey alongside Carlos Viver, with which the change is not a revolution; just tweaks and a personal dynamic, although the question remains in the air: two calls without Nerea Pena, central, winger, scorer, team leader in the front row. “She has been injured for a while, that’s why she doesn’t come; it’s a sensitive loss”, Prades comments.
Against Slovakia tonight (21:15, Teledeporte) in the King Felipe VI Pavilion, it will be seen how the group adapts to play with the rhythm of Alicia Fernández and Silvia Arderíus, Without Nerea Pena of solution for the moments in which the ideas or the physical background are lacking; then Germany and Poland before traveling to Alicante on Sunday afternoon.
In theory, the teams have 18 players, of which two do not enter the call for each match. In the International Tournament of Spain it seems that the IHF rule will be maintained so that it is the most appropriate preparation and the most similar to official matches.