Cata Coll: “Leila Ouahabi deserved to be here”

“It is inevitable to think a little about the Games, but we want to qualify for the Euro Cup”


Spanish international goalkeeper Cata Coll assured that the dressing room is happy with the arrival of Manchester City full-back Leila Ouahabi – called up due to Olga Carmona’s injury – since she “deserved” to return to the national team, from which she resigned as one of ‘the 15’ who signed the letter agreeing that they would not play again until they saw changes in the national team.

“Very happy. Leila is a great aunt, I met her at Barça. She deserved to be here and she has had an incredible season with City,” said Cata Coll at a press conference from the Las Rozas Football City.

In this sense, about recovering another of those players who were dissatisfied in the past, he added: “The more people come, the better.” “And if they are aunts, we know that they will add and contribute, even more so. She will encourage us and we will be super happy with her,” reiterated the one from Marratxí (Mallorca).

On the other hand, he regretted that the calendar had prevented them from celebrating the ‘poker’ of titles won this season with Barça Femení, especially the ‘Champions’ last Saturday in San Mamés (Bilbao).

“Football goes by very quickly and you don’t realize it and you are here, focused on these two games. I would have liked to have celebrated and enjoyed it more, but these are the times. We are professionals, we are focused on these two games and we come to win them and qualify for the Euro Cup,” he clarified.

And the calendar is “very tight.” “I’m tired but now the best is coming, they are two important games and in the summer the Games will come, important for us. We are capable of doing it and to continue winning and celebrating, to have a good time. We come for this,” she summarized about this double duel, in Vejle and in Tenerife, against Denmark in the qualification for the Euro Cup.

“It is inevitable to think a little about the Games, but we also want to qualify for the Euro Cup, the main objective. There will be time to think about the Games and to get into it and go as far as possible,” he said.