The midfielder Alexia Putellas will not play with her usual number '11' with the Spanish team and will change it to the '14' to remember and pay tribute to Virginia Torrecilla currently out from the playing fields for being in treatment after surgery for a brain tumor.
[ Moldavia – Spain live this Saturday at 19:00 on Teledeporte, + TDP and RTVE.es]
The player of FC Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid have known each other since they were girls and debuted together in the national team in 2013 after a successful parallel trajectory in the lower categories of the national team.
“ They have known each other since they were girls ..
⚽️ They debuted together in @SeFutbolFem …
– Spanish Women's Soccer Team (@SeFutbolFem) September 18, 2020
"It is a situation that I wish had never happened . When it all happened, she and I had a conversation, and the conclusion was that was going to carry this number until she recovers and returns to be here, which will surely be soon, and to wear the number so special that is for her the '14' again, "said the Blaugrana player, who will wear her new number this Saturday during the visit to Moldova .
Alexia made it clear that "everything that happens with this number will be for her". "I hope to score a goal for her as well, but try to make it as proud as possible and make her happy. Everything for her," he declared in statements provided by the national team.