“The difficult path is now, it is to win and keep winning”

Defender Laia Aleixandri said that it is “now” that “the difficult path” will appear for the Spanish team because, with the World Cup and Nations League titles, they have to “win and continue winning,” and she assured that They have “so many things ahead of them” that it is “difficult” for them to think about the Paris Olympic Games at the moment, which are one of their “goals” and where they will go to “win” because they have already shown that they are a “competitive team.”

“I have always said it and I also see it reflected a lot in my teammates and in how we are, the personality we have is that of being competitors. What’s happening? Now we have been achieving these objectives, we have been getting titles and I think now is where There is the difficult path, which is to win, keep winning and keep winning,” Aleixandri commented at a press conference.

The Catalan is clear that “there is the demand of each and every one” of those who are part of the national team. “Therefore, it is a beautiful path, which will be demanding, but always with maximum responsibility,” she warned.

The national team is reunited after winning the Nations League, a title that makes it remember “a little bit of all the effort” it has been making beyond its absence in the last World Cup. “When you win a title you remember all the efforts you have made to get there, to enjoy them,” said the international.

“Obviously, it is a very special moment in which you always remember, in which you want to be next to the people who have accompanied you. I remember it very beautifully, with a huge celebration as it should be and well, a few days later to routine,” he added.

Now, they have to focus on the qualifying phase for the Euro 2025 and not on the Olympic Games. “We have so much going on before the Games that it’s hard to think about it now,” she confessed. “It is a competition that we have ahead of us and when we are playing it we will go to win because you have already seen that we are a very competitive team,” he stressed.

“Surely, Paris is one of our objectives, but, before that, right now, we have two games and we are going to build another path, which is the Euro Cup, right now we are focused on those two games,” said Aleixandri, who expect, “without a doubt”, two “very complicated” meetings.

And the headquarters recognized that rivals are becoming increasingly familiar with them. “Every time they see other games that play against us and they can propose a lower block, put pressure, but maybe they see that we can get out of that pressure. It is difficult, they are going to be two very competitive games and we have to keep winning, but it is difficult because the teams already have the objective of beating you. Without a doubt, we face it with maximum demands and as a great challenge,” he stated.

Aleixandri does not hide the importance of Aitana Bonmatí’s absence for these two matches because she is “a great player, the best”, but admits that “the first thing is for her to recover.” “If she hasn’t been able to be here it’s because the best thing is for her to recover as soon as possible and with the club. Now players come to add and it always happens here, some of us get in, others don’t, and we’re all one hundred percent to help the team.” , he stressed.

On a personal level, he looks good, but he warns that “a player can never say that he is at his best.” “Especially with youth, at 23 years old and everything that remains ahead of me. But without a doubt I am very happy, with confidence and I think that is something key for any player,” she said.

And in the national team she can act in defense or in midfield as she did in the ‘F4’ of the Nations League, although for her it is “quite difficult” to choose a favorite position because what she wants is to “enjoy playing football”, although If he had to choose, he would choose “center back” because he has been playing there for “many years” and everything is “more natural” for him.

“THE F LEAGUE MUST BE STRENGTHENED, WE MUST SUPPORT THE TALENT”

“It is the most comfortable position due to movements or concentration, but also when I am at City in those more advanced full-back positions playing as a double pivot or even here in the pure pivot it gives me other things. If I had to tell you one thing, I think that “I would stick with center back,” explained the Catalan, who praised that the current team has one of its virtues being “very versatile.”

Regarding the debate about whether there is a lack of competitiveness in the F League, the Manchester City player believes that what “most” needs to be “looked at is the Spanish talent” that exists. “You only need to see the results of the national team to know that this league must be strengthened and accompanying talent is the only thing that in the end from the outside, and from what I have experienced, can be said. It is the key and that it is accompanied by the League,” he noted.

For the international, the awards accumulated by Spanish soccer players show “the demand that exists in Spanish soccer, but above all the talent.” “What they tell me is that we have to take great care of it and that self-demand is going to break in the end. But it is normal that in the end the League, the players, want to move forward, improve day after day and that has to go hand in hand. hand,” he concluded.

“At City I am very happy. Not only what surrounds the English league, but the clubs accompany us, they take care of us very well. The facilities are brutal, the day-to-day life makes you feel like a professional player 24-7. They are realizing that every day is more important for us and that it is not about getting closer to men’s football but rather giving ourselves the tools so that we can perform as well as possible,” she added about her experience in English football.

Finally, he made it clear that it did not seem like the “time” to talk about what was happening with the former president of the RFEF Luis Rubiales but that it was necessary to “put the focus” on sports. “I don’t think it’s something we have to talk about right now. We are super calm, especially super focused on the two games ahead of us,” he said.

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