Mario Ledesma, after what was the announcement of the list of Los Pumas of 32 players for the July window, he spoke in an exclusive interview with Scrum and referred to the issue of the captaincy, the players chosen to travel to Europe and the Rugby Championship.
In the first place, the coach of the Argentine national team spoke about the decision that was made to give the team captaincy to Julián Montoya and replace Pablo Matera in this role: “I celebrate the humility and openness of Pablo Matera to respect a decision like not being captain, and also the attitude that the whole group took towards that. I think things were done well and there was very good communication, “he commented.
At the same time, Ledesma gave details about the injury of Juan Imhoff, who had to be replaced last weekend in the duel against Agen for the Top 14, and the chance that could be opened to Sebastián Cancelliere: “Juan suffered a muscle problem. I spoke with him and he was not very optimistic about the injury.“, he indicated.
On the other hand, the head coach of Los Pumas talked about the solutions you have to look for in the opening position. Ledesma analyzed the current affairs of Nicolás Sánchez, the intention of filming Domingo Miotti and the absence of Benjamín Urdapilleta on the list.
Also, the coach, in the exclusive interview with Scrum, detailed the game system of Los Pumas
How does Ledesma see what the July window will be against Wales? The coach addressed this issue: “Facing the last Six Nations champion is going to be a very nice challenge. It is a very special fuel for the Argentine player to play against such a competitive team, “he explained.
By last, Ledesma spoke about the Rugby Championship and confirmed that they will travel with a group with a greater number of players compared to the July window: “We are going to go with a large group of players,” he closed.