Pablo Abian (Photo : Badminton Europe)
European Mixed Team Championships 2019 Countdown: Preview with Pablo Abian
Date: 1/30/2019 12:05 PM
Published by : Despoina Anastasiadou-Galva
We are exactly two weeks away from the opening of the European Mixed Team Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark. 

Pablo Abian from Spain spoke with Badminton Europe about this tournament, the participation of his home country and his ambitions in general. 

In this Continental event which, will get underway from 13 to 17 February, the best eight countries of European Badminton will compete for the championship title.

The Spanish team has to deal with the serious injury which Carolina Marin  suffered during the Indonesia Masters last week, in Jakarta and the fact that it will keep her out of court for several months and of course out of this event in Copenhagen.

Pablo Abian : ready to fight in Copenhagen

Alhough, Spain qualified for the final stage of the European Mixed Team Championships, it will be without Marin's help. Certainly the absence of the Olympic Champion is of great importance.

However, the Spanish team has a strong team of players, who are ready to give their opponents a run for their money.

Spain is in Group 1 and will play against the Netherlands, France and the host country Denmark.

-It is very important to be among all these great teams but on the other hand it is not easy to compete. But we are ready to fight, Abian told Badminton Europe.

Refering to the draw, Abian commented on Spain's opponents and the possibility of winning a title in this tournament.

-The draw is really tough but Spain has also good players and we are going to enjoy every single match and do our bests, the Men's Singles player added.

-Minsk: My main goal for this year.

Pablo Abian has had the honor of participating in three Olympic Games so far. So, he is making every effort to live The Olympic dream one more time. He also took part in the first edition of the European Games which took place in 2015 in Baku, making a historical victory as the first winner in the category of the Men's Singles. 

-For this year my main personal goal is the European Games. A very significant tournament for me since it gives points for qualification in Olympic Games, the Spaniard added.  

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