Montse Tomé has included Alexia Putellas in Spain's list for the matches against Italy and Sweden during the next international break. The FC Barcelona footballer is still out due to the bruise she suffered on her right knee last week against Benfica, but the coach hopes to have the captain recovered in time to join the training camp in Las Rozas next Monday. Also on the list is Irene Paredes, who is still recovering from tonsillitis.
"They are two special cases," Tomé acknowledged. "We have monitored at all levels, medical services, physical trainer, readapters... That is why we have called 25 footballers. On Monday we will see them, assess their condition and make the decisions we have to make, always ensuring the health of the player. and without forcing anything," he said.
This Tuesday, the Asturian gave a list with 25 names, two more than usual, which includes up to seven Barça footballers. They still have not returned to a call-up with the Spanish team Mapi León, Claudia Pina, or Patri Guijarro. The latter recently explained that she had met Montse Tomé at the Mundo Deportivo Gala and that “there was good vibes” but that she was not thinking about returning yet. “When I come back I will take the step to say it. “To this day, it is still not enough.” A decision that I made yesterday, she once again insisted that she “respects” and assured that these players are still on the radar of the national team analysts waiting for them to take the step of returning. “The changes are seen and evident. We are evolving because women's football needs to improve and we are responsible for making it grow," said the Asturian, who also confirmed that the relationship with the F League has improved a lot: "We talk about communicating more and better and it is being fulfilled. “Together we can be better.”
The Spanish team leads its group after counting its first four games of the new Nations League as victories. They have beaten Switzerland away (1-7) and at home (5-0), they beat the difficult Sweden (2-3) hours after the Oliva summit in which the solution to the international crisis was agreed. with the Federation, and they beat Italy by the minimum (0-1).
For Spain, a victory next Friday, December 1, (9:30 p.m.) against Italy in Pasarón (Pontevedra) is enough to mathematically seal its qualification for the semifinals. The newly created Nations League will serve to distribute the two tickets to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Spain is seeking its first participation in the Games and to do so it will have to reach the final as only the two European finalists will qualify.
GOALKEEPERS: Cata Coll, Misa Rodriguez and Enith Hall
DEFENSES: Ona Batlle, Oihane Hernández, María Méndez, Laia Codina, Irene Paredes, Ivana Andrés, Laia Aleixandri and Olga Carmona
MIDFIELDER: María Pérez, Tere Abelleira, Maite Oroz, Aitana Bonmatí, Fiamma Benítez, Jenni Hermoso and Alexia Putellas
FRONT ROW: Eva Navarro, Athenea del Castillo, Inma Gabarro, Esther González, Salma Paralluelo, Lucía García and Mariona Caldentey