The rebellion of the 15 players of the national team occurred with an email that reached the Federation at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, in which the Real Madrid players and neither Alexia Putellas, Irene Paredes or Jenni Hermoso appear.
The women’s soccer team is back in the eye of the hurricane. After the mutiny that the players staged in the previous call asking for the head of the coach Jorge Vilda In a meeting with the coach himself, now 15 players have given up going to the national team as a pressure measure to get the coach dismissed. A movement that not all support and that leaves the national team and women’s football in a complicated situation. These are the keys to this unexpected rebellion starring Ainhoa Vicente, Patri Guijarro, Leila Ouahabi, Lucía García, Mapi León, Ona Batlle, Laia Aleixandri, Claudia Pina, Aitana Bonmatí, Andrea Pereira, Mariona Caldentey, Sandra Paños, Lola Gallardo, Nerea Eizaguirre and Amaiur Sarriegi.
💬 “Today we are here because we have expressly requested it. The players have never asked for Jorge’s dismissal. The captains have conveyed the feelings of the players”.
— Spanish Women’s Soccer Team (@SEFutbolFem) September 1, 2022
Affects “emotional state” and “health”
The 15 emails from the players renouncing their call began to arrive yesterday, Thursday, at 7:00 p.m. All the writings had the same wording and were signed by each player. In them you could read: “Currently I do not see myself in a position to be a selectable player (…) I request not to be summoned until this situation is not reversed”, also pointing out that “the current generated situation affects them “in a important” in his “emotional state” and in his “health”.
Revolt led by Barça players
The players of real Madrid they have once again stood out as on the first occasion, when they asked for the resignation of Jorge Vilda at the meeting with him. The initiative continues to be led by the players of the Barcelonawith the support of footballers from the Atletico Madrid, Real Sociedad, Manchester City Y Man Utd.
Without signature of the captains
Captains Irene Paredes and Jenni Hermoso do not appear among the signatories. Paredes was the one who showed her face at the press conference in which they lied when they said that they had not asked for the head of the coach, and she ended up very marked, so now she has not wanted to lead this new revolt. From the group it is pointed out that both support the measure taken. Now it remains to be seen if both will attend Vilda’s call.
The silence of Alexia Putellas
Alexia Putellas She is injured and therefore has not had to give up a call for which she was not summoned. The group of 15 ‘rebels’ insists that they have the support of the Golden Ball. Putellas, At the moment, he has not made a public statement on the matter.
Disgust with Vilda’s methods
The reasons, officially, remain the same: the players are dissatisfied with the coach’s training methods and his soccer criteria and want another coach to get more out of a group that they affirm “should aspire to win titles & rdquor ;.
The Federation is inflexible with the dissidents
The players have only spoken on social networks and a public appearance is expected, which they warn will arrive, but it has no place, date or time. The coach remains firm in his idea of keeping his position as coach and technical director, and the Spanish Federation He has already made his position public in a statement his hard and uncompromising position.
“The RFEF It will not allow the players to question the continuity of the national coach and his coaching staff, since making those decisions does not fall within their powers. The Federation will not admit any type of pressure from any player when adopting sports measures. These types of maneuvers are far from exemplary and outside the values of football and sport and are harmful & rdquor ;. In the same statement, the RFEF opens a solution path: “The RFEF, contrary to the way these players act, wants to make it clear that it will not take them to this extreme or pressure them & rdquor ;. And he concludes emphatically pointing out that “It is an unprecedented situation in the history of football, both male and female, in Spain and worldwide”. The CDS has aligned itself with the Federation and the players have been left alone in this rebellion.
🔴 𝗢𝗙𝗜𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗟 I The @SEFutbolFem will face the United States in El Sadar on October 11.
— Spanish Women’s Soccer Team (@SEFutbolFem) September 12, 2022