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Spain focus on defense to face Japan – CVBJ


07/12/2021 at 8:30 p.m. CET

Cristina Moreno

After having more than fulfilled the first two objectives set, the Warriors will begin the Main Round of the Handball World Championship tomorrow with the guarantee of having the maximum possible points in their locker (four) and the good feelings of the first phase.

Supported by an audience that filled the Torrevieja Sports Palace day after day, the Spaniards sealed a good start to the tenor championship with a good defense, supported by two guaranteed goalkeepers such as Silvia navarro and Carmen Castellanos placeholder image.

A defense that will once again be key in this new phase of the tournament. those from José Ignacio Prades They will try to take a first step towards the quarter-finals tomorrow with a difficult duel against Japan (8:30 p.m.). “The team showed a good defensive tone in the first phase and that is something fundamental, because if the defense works and the goal contributes, we have guarantees so that the team can continue to grow,” said analyzed the Spanish coach.

Three endings

The Japanese team has become one of the revelations of the tournament, especially after having surprised Croatia in the last match of the preliminary round (26-28), thanks to a fast and electric game.

“Japan have an extremely fast-paced style of play, not just in the transitions like we’re used to seeing in other teams, but in the positional attacking moves, so we’ll have to be very, very careful in defense, because these are players who, due to their characteristics, are expensive to defend & rdquor ;, explained the central Silvia arderius in statements published by the Federation.

Then, Brazil and Croatia will arrive in two other finals for the Spanish team that they will have to maintain, or even improve, the level displayed during the first phase.

Good defense and quick attacks to minimize static attack issues have been the recipe so far. A system which for the center is essential to overcome the three games “To life or to death & rdquor; in front of them. “We will have to play with a maximum of attention, because it will not be easy”, he assured.

An opinion that shares Prades, who warned about the importance of “starting well” a second phase, in which the “Warriors” besides Japan will face the teams of Croatia and Brazil. “We know now they’re coming to us three real endings, but the team are very excited and keen to continue growing, for which it will be essential to start well this Wednesday against Japan, ”said the Spain manager.