Spain women’s coach Montse Tome expressed confidence in her position following the end of the players’ boycott of the national team. The boycott began after former Spanish Federation (RFEF) boss Luis Rubiales kissed Spain player Jenni Hermoso on the lips after their World Cup victory. The RFEF’s promise to make significant changes to its structure led to the boycott’s conclusion. After Spain’s dominant 5-0 win over Switzerland in a Nations League group game, Tome, who surprised many of the boycotting players by calling them up, expressed satisfaction with the team’s response during what she described as an “atypical week.” When asked if she had the players’ support to remain in charge, Tome stated, “The players have been 100% professional, and what we want is to enjoy the victory today and start the next training camp strong.” She also expressed confidence in her work and felt that she always had the players’ trust. Defender Olga Carmona echoed this sentiment, stating that she was happy with Tome and how the team handled adversity. Carmona emphasized the team’s desire to move forward and continue winning. As part of the agreement to end the boycott, between six and nine senior RFEF officials will be asked to leave their positions or be dismissed. Secretary general Andreu Camps and director of integrity Miguel Garcia Caba were the first to be removed from their roles.
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