Jorge Vilda, about Alexia Putellas: “I’m talking about players who are here”

The coach highlights the “great atmosphere” and the debut of seven players in the 7-0 against Argentina, with a special mention for Salma Paralluelo


The women’s national soccer coach, Jorge Vilda, celebrated a day to be “very happy” after the rout (7-0) over Argentina this Friday, with seven debuts, “a brilliant one” by Salma Paralluelo, while he did not want talk about controversies or the Ballon d’Or, Alexia Putellas.

“It is a day that we are all very happy. We have won, the team has played well for 90 minutes, starting tomorrow we will analyze the points that we can improve on. Seven debuts and one of them brilliant. Seven goals, a clean sheet”, he stated. at a press conference after the friendly in Melilla.

“An Argentina that puts up a fight, that presents us with a low defensive block. The team has known how to work through the game. I’m left with the ambition to go to the end, they wanted one more goal even though there were seven on the scoreboard. A good attitude”, he added.

Spain left another great game, with some of the U-20 world champions, but the controversy over the resignation of 15 players due to disagreements with Jorge Vilda is still kicking in the press conferences. The coach was asked about a Putellas who is still recovering from her serious knee injury and who was on the side of the players who asked for changes to the RFEF.

“I’m talking about the players who are here, about the next game, about training. That’s what I focus on,” Vilda said about whether she imagined a World Cup without the winner of two consecutive Ballon d’Ors. On the other hand, the coach highlighted the future of many players, including Salma, the only Barça player this Friday, who made her senior debut scoring three goals.

“Today we have taken out the eleven that we thought was better and the changes, the same. The team has continued to give a great level, players who have rarely played together. From the first day they come with a very good attitude, there is a great atmosphere and they want to show how big they are,” he said.

“We have seen a good version of Salma but in the future it will be better. This is just the beginning. For me, all the players are important and I am happy with the attitude and winning the games,” he added.

Paralluelo, who shared a press conference with Vilda, also did not enter into the controversy that the Spanish dressing room suffered at the end of September. “I want to leave myself apart from that. We focus on enjoying football and the field. This is a start, I’m young, I’m happy to be here and to continue growing hand in hand,” he said, absolute after several injury setbacks .