In a heads-up with Scrum, the Jaguares captain who, from 2021 onwards, will continue his career in Perpignan de France explained what made him decide for that club.
In the first place, he spoke of the reasons why he decided on the Catalan club that disputes the Pro D2: “I liked the project that Perpignan has. It is a historic club, I liked the challenge of having to contribute my grain of sand so that return to the Top 14. That is the most important thing. It is not easy to make the decision to go and less to a minor division but the challenge I liked. It is a city very passionate about rugby, it is similar to the feeling of Goblins and what I lived in Jaguares, I need that from the fan. “
He also attributed a lot of responsibility to Rimas Álvarez on his move to Perpignan: “He had a lot to do with it. I asked him how rugby lives there and he said it is very similar to Argentina. He had a very long career at the club.”
Then, he got fully into what all the players want and have as their main objective, Los Pumas. He assured that he spoke with the staff led by Mario Ledesma and that they gave him all their support and trust. “The Los Pumas staff gave me complete confidence, they were happy for me. They know what I give for the Los Pumas jersey.”
One of the problems with his move to Perpignan is the level of the Pro D2, but De la Fuente was calm and takes it as a challenge: “It is an obligation of mine to be level and well trained, I do not doubt that Perpignan will give me This is a team that is betting a lot on the attack, plays rugby very well and that will help me to be on a level so that Ledesma can select me. “
“It is an obligation of mine to be level and well trained, I do not doubt that Perpignan is going to give me that. It is a team that is betting a lot on the attack, it plays rugby very well and that will help me to be level so that Ledesma you can select me “, finished the Rosario center.
De la Fuente highlighted an interesting aspect of his arrangement with Perpignan. The same determines that if the French club does not ascend in the next two seasons: “If everything goes well, it would be only a few months in Pro D2. It will be a season and a half at most. But I later have the possibility of deciding whether to continue or not in the club, if he doesn’t go back to Top 14 “.
To end, he referred to Jaguares, the club that had him as captain in 2019 and 2020: “I know that Jaguares will continue to be in a competition, we are very clear. But the UAR needed some players to leave to help. I am sure that the guys who bet on the future of Jaguars will not regret it. All this time I looked at photos of Jaguars and imagining the first one in 2016 and the one of the final in Christchurch does remember a lot of things. “