The Spanish Junior National Team is currently holding a training camp in Tenerife, kicking off preparations for the European Junior Championship in Gijon, Spain next July. Jorge Miqueleiz used the opportunity and did a short interview for Mister-Baseball with manager Miguel Erroz.
Mister-Baseball: What do you think about this training camp?
Miguel Erroz: It is a good opportunity after a long season to teach the players, which have the chance to play a European championship as a host team and prepare the new season with this target in his mind. Here, we can work without a hurry, practice the basics and the tactics before the next activity.
MRBB: What kind of result do you expect in the tournament?
ME: Is very early to talk about results. The level of the teams is usually very close and as well the levels change one year to other. We will work very hard and wise to have the best result as possible, playing a good and fun baseball.
MRBB: How do you see the Preliminary Round Group?
ME: It is a difficult group with one of the heavy favourites like Holland and very good teams like France and Czech Republic. We try to win game by game, all of them will be very important as the level will be very similar. Our goal is to play our best baseball and the tournament decides our level and final standing.
MRBB: What will be the key points for your team?
ME: I would like to be the defense. If our defense is going to be great, we can win against everyone.
MRBB: Do you have a lot of players from the Braves Academy?
ME: The base of the team is from the Braves Academy. This is very interesting because they practiced before and have a high quality practice. This project can help to increase the baseball level here in Spain.
MRBB: Can you do the work as manager of Baseball Navarra and the National Team?
ME: A lot of players will be playing with their teams in the National League. As the competitions won’t be at the same time and we can do it without problems.
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Mister-Baseball thanks Miguel Erroz for the interview.