Prades: “We have defended much better than in the first leg and it has been key”


The women’s national handball coach, José Ignacio Prades, was “very happy” for having won the ticket for the World Cup this year on Wednesday after defeating Austria 26-24 in a match where it was “key” that they defended “better” than last week in the first leg of this ‘playoff’.

“I am very pleased and very happy, especially for the group, which has worked a lot and has suffered a lot. For Spanish women’s handball to be in a World Cup again was very important,” Prades celebrated in statements provided by the RFEBM.

The coach from Alicante referred to the start of the second half when Austria went three up and had possession. “We told them to keep faith, that we had it blindly in the group’s possibilities. The abnormal thing was to miss the first attacks so clearly at the start of the second half, but we had to keep generating situations and trust that those shots were going to go in “, he claimed.

“We have defended much better than in the first leg and that has been key because when Spain defends and runs they get out of trouble in attack, especially in this game in which we were perhaps thicker than in the first leg,” remarked the coach.

Finally, Prades thanked the fans of Fernando Argüelles de Antequera (Málaga), where the national team has not lost. “That it continues to be so important for the ‘Guerreras’. It has given us life and we must thank the public that has packed it on a weekday and with children. They have given us strength when we have had the worst,” he said. .