More abuses by Ignacio Quereda come to light: “What you need is a male”

It is nothing new ‘Quereda case’. Sports world He already echoed, in 2015, the humiliations of the then Spanish women’s coach towards international players. “The ‘girls’ are tired of all this”, revealed the then captain Vicky Losada in our newspaper, where the coach’s desire to want to control everything was discussed for the first time.

Years later, this case has returned to the front page of the world as a result of the documentary ‘Breaking the Silence’, which was broadcast this Friday in the latest ‘Report +’. In it, new details of that dark stage are revealed.

Quereda He was a women’s soccer coach for 27 years. He became the head of the team in 1988, during the tenure of Angel Maria Villar in the Spanish Federation, but on July 31, 2015, he announced his resignation from his position after Spain offered an image well below his expectations in the Canada World Cup, being eliminated at the first exchange. It was then that the 23 members of the national team made a statement requesting a change of coach.

The documentary has different testimonies from ex-footballers of the National Team who denounce the way of acting of Wants: “When a girl was put on his head, he would go for her”; “it seemed that those that failed were always the same”; “Let’s see if you take care of yourself, you’re fat”; “what you need is a male”; “every mistake was a cry”; or “he enjoyed yelling at a player in front of the group, he enjoyed humiliating a player in front of the group”, are some of the most outstanding phrases of this documentary.

Players like Vero Boquete or Natalia Pablos, among many others, they talk about situations that they lived very unpleasant. “Nacho was a very cold person, very surly. He was hard. We tried to alleviate him with jokes and support each other, because doing something was difficult. Going back to the National Team, living that deal, was hard,” he explains Gap.


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