MADRID, 8 Dic. (EUROPA PRESS) –

The national women's handball coach, Ambros Martín, lamented “a very tough match” this Friday in the defeat against the Czech Republic (30-22) with the ticket to the quarterfinals of the 2023 World Cup at stake, which they will have to look for in the last matchday on Sunday against the Netherlands.

“A very tough game, very sad for us. I think we have had a lot of problems in attack, they have closed very well, they knew of our difficulties in shooting from long distance. The situations we have had we have not been completely correct, it is possible which was the worst percentage of all the games,” he said in statements provided by the Royal Spanish Handball Federation (RFEBM), collected by Europa Press.

The Canary Islands coach highlighted the slump on the way to half-time and the lack of success and solutions in attack. “The defensive work has been correct, but due to those problems in attack they have been able to run us in the second part of the first half and they have taken that advantage. We have tried to get closer, put pressure on them but we have not been able to. We have also had some clear situations and that “It has stressed us out even more. The opponent has played brilliantly, they haven't gotten nervous, their goalkeeper has had a great day,” he commented.

“We have that possibility, we know how difficult it is at the moment to go to the quarterfinals, everything depends on the victory against the Netherlands. We have to recover well physically and emotionally and try to forget this match, draw conclusions and prepare thoroughly for our great final,” he added from the Arena Nord in Fredrikshavn (Denmark).