The national women’s handball coach, José Ignacio Prades, did not hide that the duel this Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Spain against Germany is “life or death” and asked to give “a lot of credibility” to his rival, who does not have nothing to do with the image he left in his 16-goal defeat to Denmark.

“We know that it is going to be a life or death match, it is a knockout and we know that in sport anything can happen to a match. Also, I think that Germany, regardless of yesterday (defeat to Denmark), must be given a lot of credibility We know that it is going to be a very complex match, but I imagine that they will think the same of us, that it is difficult to face the host “, Prades underlined during the ‘Media Day’ held this Monday in Granollers.

The ‘Guerreras’ coach made it clear that “neither the reality nor the difference” is as much as it could show that Germany remained in 16 goals against the Danes. “We must discard the result and identify Germany for other types of circumstances and have the utmost respect because we already verified in the TIE that they made things very complicated for us,” he warned after 23-22 a few weeks ago in a friendly.

For Alicante, Germany “is a very reliable team, with a very strong and very fast block that plays handball very well.” “It has important players of high quality and I cannot single out one in particular because I believe that in all situations and positions they have determinants that are in great competitions. It will be a tough game,” he stressed.

Anyway, Prades celebrated that they arrive at this important event in “good conditions and in good dynamics”. “We have good feelings and we have to play a serious game to have our chances and be able to enter the fight for the medals,” admitted the coach, who also wants “the public” of the Granollers Sports Palace to play in his favor.

By Editor

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