The Spanish U-20 women’s team received this Tuesday at the Ciudad del Futbol de Las Rozas (Madrid) the tribute of Spanish football after winning the World Cup in Costa Rica last Sunday, the first in the history of the category and which crowns ” an unforgettable summer.
The brand-new world champions entered the Luis Aragones Hall in the middle of the corridor that the absolute players had prepared for them, who also surrendered to the talent of some soccer players who dazzled in San Jose and managed to ‘get revenge’ on Japan in the final (3-1).
The captain of the Sub-20, Ana Tejada, was happy to be able to celebrate the title in Spain after “a long trip”. “We really wanted to get there and see the family. It has been an unforgettable experience, Costa Rica has treated us very well. We are very grateful to live the World Cup there,” she said.
“What we have experienced is inexplicable. It has been a difficult concentration, but everything we have gone through is what makes us strong. It has been reflected that there was an incredible desire to go for the World Cup and we have achieved it”, he insisted Riojan defense.
For her part, Inma Gabarro confessed that she had not detached herself from her Golden Boot as top scorer of the event nor from her Silver Ball, two trophies that she has not even billed. “It’s been an unforgettable summer, with some pretty good numbers,” she said. “Women’s soccer is growing by leaps and bounds,” she added.
While Ariadna Mingueza revealed that the date of the final would be tattooed, Sonia Garcia Majarin highlighted all those unforgettable moments. “Getting to a World Cup, seeing the stadium full, hearing the anthem… it’s spectacular. It’s something we will never forget. Like when Ana raises the cup and some image against the United States, which is when the team gave a pass forward And the day we spent on the beach all together, which symbolizes how united we are, “he continued.
With the same emotion spoke the coach Pedro Lopez, who described all of them as “references”. “That exposure they have is remarkable, and it’s a responsibility. You have to transfer that responsibility to the immediate environment because they are the best in the world. Being the Spanish team is amazing,” he confessed.
“I could never imagine being able to live experiences of this type so well surrounded. This tournament is just after this pandemic, many people have had to fight and the RFEF has turned to it. Jorge Vilda, apart from nurturing us, has put all the means for the preparation for this World Cup. The protagonists have written this story every day, putting a lump in my throat”, he continued.
Finally, the president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), Luis Rubiales, assured that it is the “obligation” of the body he presides over to “give them the maximum tools”. “We have spoken many times about equality in terms of staffs, today they compete as they have to compete. If they are good and have the best tools, the results come. I want to thank the humblest football teammates, who have put everything so that they get this,” he said.
“Many things were done well in the past, we have multiplied by 5 or 6 the investments made in women’s football. We have a great team and many will wear the absolute jersey. These last four years are the best in history. In name of all Spanish football, I thank you”, he concluded.
Source: Europa Press