The Barça Lassa part as the main and only favorite to the Copa del Rey handball that starts today in Alicante. The blaugrana set will be measured at Puente Genil in the quarterfinals (20.45), in the game that closes the day. His aspiration is to conquer the sixth title of the season, 6 of 6, after scoring the Supercopa de Catalunya and Asobal, the Club World Cup, the Asobal Cup and the League.
Víctor Tomàs, the azulgrana captain, synthesizes the ambition of his team, designed to win everything in the Spanish competitions and to aspire to the Champions - now in the quarterfinals -. "We have come to Alicante to take home the title. Barca will not dose anything thinking about the future. We are here with the desire to win the sixth title of the year, the team shows that they are hungry, that they want to win, and winning the Cup would be the sixth title of the year and the sixth consecutive, which is also important for us, "commented the captain.
A for the 6 of 6
The Barça, maximum favorite, aspires to add his sixth title of the course after scoring the Supercopa de Catalunya and Asobal, the Club World Cup, the Asobal Cup and the League
For the Blaugrana, who they have only yielded a tie In all domestic competitions (against Logroño, in the last day of the League), the stumble can be a revulsive to maintain concentration and put one more gear. "We hope that the team is mature enough to learn from that mistake, that it will not happen again mental disconnection after winning the League. Handball is not just going to the track to win, there is also a psychological factor to prepare the game well and how you approach it. "
We are here with the desire to win the sixth title of the year, the team shows that they are hungry, that they want to win, and winning the Cup would be the sixth title of the year and the sixth consecutive "
Barça has conquered the last Five King's Cups consecutively, all since the 2014 edition, before the Granollers. The Valleys are the rival that have been more in the finals, next to the Logroño, twice each, although their neighborhood rivals are the closest to truncating the streak with 27-26 of the 2015 final. On this occasion, the Catalan derby could not be repeated until a hypothetical final. The Fraikin Granollers plays his quarterfinal match against Ademar León (16.15h), third against fifth of the League.
The other 'rival' of Barça
The Blaugrana have accumulated 46 games in six competitions, apart from the matches of selections
One of the worst rivals of Barça will be the fatigue accumulated by a overloaded calendar of matches. So far this season, the Blaugrana have played 46 matches in six competitions, apart from the matches of selections (World and qualifier for the European).
We complain about the load of matches we have. We hope that the European and international federations move and make changes "
A wear that critic Víctor Tomàs: "It's the usual complaint, the calendar is what it is. Now there has been a campaign of international players, men and women, in which we complain about the load of games we have. We hope that the European and international federations move and make changes. And at the state level too. Three matches in three days (in the Cup) is a very important burden and we hope that nothing happens after we pass bill and what we have to regret, facing the quarterfinals of the Champions" They will be against Nantes, current continental runner-up, on April 24, the first leg, and on May 4, the turn in the Palau.
The picture of the Cup
Fraikin Granollers - Ademar León (16.15h)
Bidasoa Irun - Liberbank Cuenca (6.30pm)
Logroño La Rioja - Quabit Guadalajara (14.00h)
Barça Lassa - Puente Genil (20.45h)
The winners of the first two quarters play the first semifinal (Saturday, 17.00h), and the winners of the last two quarters, the second semifinal (Saturday, 19.30h).
On Sunday at 7:00 p.m.