The national handball coach, Jordi Ribera, warned that “Norway is performing well” and will be a demanding rival this Sunday in search of the semifinals of the 2022 European Championship and with more rested important players.

“Norway is performing well, it will be a difficult game. They passed that bump in the first phase when they lost to Russia but now they are at a great level, they have a rotation, their important players arrive fresher and we have to take into account our recovery “, he said in statements provided by the Royal Spanish Handball Federation (RFEBM).

The ‘Hispanos’ coach also referred to Antonio García’s problems and Joan Cañellas and Ian Tarrafeta’s absences due to COVID. “We have players affected, the possible absence of Antonio and those positive for coronavirus, but we have to look for the points that can qualify us for the semifinals,” he said.

As a Spanish reinforcement, Dani Sarmiento arrived. “For me it is always a pride to be here, I am very happy and happy, but I do not like it so much that it is due to the loss of two companions, I wish that they recover soon, and for my part now to lend a hand in what I can “, pointed out the Canarian center-back.

“I see the group quite well, in the line of play that characterizes Spain, well in defense and attack, each assuming their role, and the new ones responding at a fairly high level, we continue to compete in an incredible way. Now the first thing is certify the passage to the semifinals to do good the work done by the team until today, it will be a very complicated match against Norway but we will give everything for those points, and then we will see and we will have time to think about what comes, “he added.