Coaches say Spain is the favorite to win the European Championship

Alejandro Dominguez, the Spanish coach, did not escape the "pressure" either.

The coaches of the national teams present in 2018 CERH European Championship in A Coruña were unanimous, on Saturday, in declaring Spain the main candidate to win the trophy currently in the possession of Portugal.

In the press room at the Riazor Sports Palace in A Coruña, described by Portugal's coach Luís Sénica as a hockey "temple," coaches from the strongest teams, such as Portugal, Spain and Italy, singled out the Spaniards as the strongest candidates for the trophy.

The European championship begins this Saturday with the match between the host, Spain, and England at 7 p.m. CET, while Portugal will take its turn on Sunday at 9 p.m.

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