Spanish women’s football has been in the news for many reasons in recent times. First the country were eliminated from the World Cup earlier than expected and then some of the players have been complaining about the national team set-up and management to the media. The Spanish press have been following the tournament and the controversies surrounding it, more effectively than the English media.
Manager Ignacio Quereda has criticized a lot by the players, both directly and through some veiled media attacks. The skipper of the national side wanted to quit if Quereda wasn’t removed from the job.
She was not the only one displeased with the manager. Arsenal’s Vicky Losada spoke to Spanish newspaper AS about her anger towards the whole situation.
When asked about a possible mutiny against Querada, Losada replied, “It is true that perhaps this was not the way we would have all chosen, but we spent a lot of time talking to the coach Ignacio Quereda without receiving answers.”
“It is unthinkable that people leave training crying, I’ve seen players leave training crying. I will not go into details, but in the end there were a host of things and with some players it created a psychological stress.”