The Pumas 7’s They are in the top four of the Olympics. The Argentine team won in a historic match, with one less due to the expulsion of Gaston Revol, 19-14 a South Africa and he is still on his way for the medal in Tokyo 2020. While waiting for the start of the third day of competition, with a spectacular semifinals, the Cordoba spoke both about the current situation of the team and his own in particular.
In the quarterfinals of the Olympic Games, the Argentine national team beat the BlitzBoks in a duel for the heart attack and continues in the dream for a medal.
“The game was an incredible thing … What the boys did … To win a game like this, with one man less throughout the game and against a rival like South Africa, it seemed impossible and they did“, said the Cordovan from Tokyo.
In turn, Revol referred to his personal situation since awaits the resolution of the second appeal made by the Argentines to let him play the next matches with the Pumas 7’s: “Now to wait for the appeal to see if I have a chance to play the semifinal”. The first attempt was already rejected, however the squad headed by Santiago Gómez Cora awaits the return of a new order.
“The whole world fell apart. This Olympic Game was very important to me … It is very important to me, for the moment it takes hold of my career. I was very focused, with a lot of desire to fulfill on the field but I found this tremendous situation and I was directly wishing they would find the strength that the boys found to win the game and, when they finished, I honestly couldn’t believe it “, also expressed the man from La Tablada.
In statements also to Public TV, Santiago Alvarez Fourcade He had also made reference to the issue, after after the expulsion the heartbroken Cordovan was seen on one side of the court while he looked askance at the match. “We played for him. We knew we were going to have everything very uphill and we played for him, because he is the first to put his shoulder, head, to arrive, to clean up, the last to leave. We talked about playing for him, for which we had next door, and I think that was the strength of this team“said the Argentine captain with an excited Revol at his side.
Source: UAR and Public TV.