Montse Tomé made her debut as national coach this Monday, announcing a controversial list of players to face the two international commitments of the Nations League. She announced a list full of players who had expressed their intention not to respond to the call of the Spanish team until there were more changes in the Federation. In that call, Jenni Hermoso was left out "to protect her," according to Tomé. This same morning the footballer responded with a harsh statement: "Protect me from what? Or who?"
"I would like to make something very clear, today there has been an attempt to argue that the environment would be safe for my colleagues when at the same press conference it was announced that they are not calling me to protect me. Protect me from what? Or from whom?" asks the scorer on her social networks.
Hermoso, who has played with the Spanish team in 69 games and has scored 40 goals, is in the eye of the hurricane after the former president of the RFEF, Luis Rubiales, gave him a non-consensual kiss on the mouth at the delivery of World Cup soccer medals.
Hermoso returned to Mexico more than a week ago to rejoin his club, Pachuca, with which he has had two brief participations in the Apertura tournament. The player is surprised with the steps that the national team is taking now, but she shows her firm support for the team that the majority of her teammates have in place who still do not want to go to the national team until a major restructuring in the RFEF.
The world champions released a statement in which they insisted on their "will not to be called up for justified reasons" for the women's soccer team, and assured that they will study the possible legal consequences to which the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) exposes them. ) by putting them on a list, right after asking not to be summoned.
Hermoso commented that they have been looking for months, weeks, for the same protection that they have not been able to find within the RFEF, but the same people who ask for their trust are the ones who launched a list with players who asked not to be called up.
"The players are very clear that it is another strategy of division and manipulation to intimidate and threaten us with legal repercussions and economic sanctions. Another indisputable proof that nothing has changed today and that confirms the reason why we are fighting and how we do it." we are doing," he added.
Jenni Hermoso, who has tried to stay focused only on soccer to regain her usual form and help her team in the Apertura tournament, expressed support for her teammates who, she said, have been surprised and forced to react to another unfortunate situation, caused by the people who today continue to make decisions within the RFEF.
Spain is preparing to begin its participation in the Nations League, qualifying for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. This Friday it must face Sweden in Gothenburg and on the 26th against Switzerland, in Córdoba.