Alexia Putellas, new captain of the Spanish team

Alexia
Putellas, player of FC Barcelona, joins Jennifer Hermoso and Irene Paredes as captain of the Spanish selection
femininereported the national teams page.

Putellas, born 27 years ago in Mollet del Vallés, has played 83 matches as an absolute international since her debut in 2013 and has been key in Spain’s participation in Eurocups in various categories as well as in the last World Cup, and was elected best player of the prestigious 2020 SheBelieves Cup held in the United States.

“The bracelet is something that when you put it on gives a lot of emotion, although it is still something symbolic. I like day-to-day work better, helping colleagues, trying to make sure everything is fine, providing solutions, always looking for the good of the group, of the team, and that for me is really important. Then, if I have to wear the bracelet, it will give an extra strength to get even more energy, “he explained in statements to Sefutbol.

Putellas commented that “the captains are the ones who have to mark the path where to go to reach the objectives.” “It is a privilege to be captain of this team, of the national team. There have been many years here now. I have had very good captains and now it’s my turn along with the rest of the teammates who are also captains,” he added.

A third of his life in the national team

He recalled the Barcelona player who has been coming to the national team for “a third” of her life, from the lower categories, and who has “very good memories.” He recalled his first summons, when he was 15 years old: “When they told me, my grandfather was downstairs, helping in the town market, I ran down to tell him and it was very exciting.”

“I am aware that I am also what I am today thanks to these experiences with the national team and, the best thing, is that I really want to achieve many more,” said Putellas, who pointed out that the national coach, Jorge Vilda, only think about the next Eurocup and impregnate the players with that mentality for when the time comes to be ready.

“I like what is being seen in training, in the games, the mentality that the team is taking, the physical tone, the football, how these synergies are created between all the teammates, the club does not matter, I like it, we are preparing us to arrive at a moment that touches and take a step forward, “he said.

“I like how I feel when I come here. I like to learn from my colleagues, all of them inspire me a lot and that in the end makes me bigger, makes me feel alive, and obviously there are very beautiful challenges that come, which is also what moves “, added the azulgrana, who is concentrated in Marbella (Malaga) with the Spanish team, which will face the Netherlands, the European champion and continental runner-up, tomorrow in the first friendly. On Tuesday he will play Mexico in the second preparatory match of this ‘window’.