Salma Paralluelo: “We believed until the end, crazy”


The Spanish attacker Salma Paralluelo described as “madness” the moment of her goal in extra time against the Netherlands to put Spain in the semifinals of the 2023 World Cup this Friday, a “picco y shovel” ticket to continue fighting in a historic event.

“We have believed until the end. We are going for the next goal, as always together and believing in ourselves. It has been a moment of madness. I have felt many things, a lot of emotion and we are in the semifinals,” she said in statements to Radio Marca, collected by Europa Press, after the match at the Sky Stadium in Welllington.

The left winger was a substitute against the ‘Oranje’ after four games as a starter, but ended up being decisive from the bench, with his goal in the 111th minute. shovel, knowing that the goal was going to come”, he stated.

“We played very well, they were lost on the field at times. The second half they attacked more, but it was a very correct game by all of them. It was a great job. It’s a source of pride, I still have to digest everything, I’m very happy”, added the MVP of the quarterfinal duel.

The Barça player described the goal in extra time that put Spanish women’s football into its first World Cup semifinal. “It was a long ball that Hermoso stayed, he had the pass and he gave it to me in front of me. I had one against one and I wanted to make a hole for myself and cross it, and he entered. I celebrated it with my teammates and it was a moment super nice,” he confessed.

“I don’t prefer anything. We are in the semifinals, whatever comes we will overcome it, with this job like today’s. We are going to prepare the semifinals well and we want to be in that final,” he finished, without choosing a rival between Sweden or Japan for a placed in the final.