The Head Coach of Los Pumas, Mario Ledesma gave a virtual press conference for the Argentine and international media, at the Crowne Plaza hotel in the town of Darling Harbor in which he announced the team that will face Australia next Saturday in Newcastle. in what will be his second match of the 2020 Three Nations, game that you can see live from 5:00 on ESPN 2 and ESPN Play. Ledesma touched on several topics:
Mario Ledesma confirmed starters and substitutes to face Australia next Saturday for the Three Nations.
On the team’s mood: “Continue doing what we have been doing. That the boys continue to understand what things are important. What is relevant, what allowed us to be at that level. What allowed us to do that game against All Blacks. On what to focus on. Keep working the things that are working. Continue behaving on and off the court in the way that they are doing.
On how to focus on Wallabies after the All Blacks win: “Already on Sunday afternoon we met with several leaders to talk about how to abstract from everything that was going to come from outside. How to begin to close down, to seek energy within the group, within the team. Obviously it is very difficult to handle everything that comes from outside, which is above all with the best of intentions, congratulations and expressions of affection that the boys must have had. They started working on them from day one ”.
“They had a very nice day off on Wednesday, where they were together, had a good time, had a barbecue organized by the most experienced of the team and they were very energized and connected to each other.”
After training all week in a differentiated way, Tomás will go from the start while Bertranou will wait among the substitutes.
About reservations for next Saturday: “All those who are in the bank can contribute and have a lot of experience, beyond their youth. Santiago Socino is added who had returned from a “Concussion”. Obviously Facu Isa and Boffe (Emiliano Boffelli), I think they have both played a lot in these games and have a very important category. His contribution is very interesting and so is Santi Cordero’s. They are all men of impact. We hope and we are sure that they will contribute a lot to the team ”.