Mario Ledesma talked about everything in an exclusive heads up with Scrum: which left the beginning of the Rugby Championship and the doubts about the continuity of the tournament, in addition to talking about the inclusion of the Olympic medalists in the squad.
The head coach elaborated on the indiscipline of the selected in the first two dates of the Rugby Championship and compared it to what happened in the July window. In addition, he analyzed the situation of the players before the jump to Europe and their situation with the clubs of the old continent.
Focusing on the games against the Springboks, Ledesma referred to the Los Pumas high points, highlighting the physique of the Argentines before a team that knows what the game is in contact. “I rescue the physical part in one on one,” said the coach.
With an analytical look, the former Los Pumas hooker He was surprised with some shortcomings in the defense of the selected team in places on the court where Argentines tend to show themselves very firmly: “If there is something that surprised me on Saturday, it was the defense of the maul,” said Ledesma.
Analyzing both games and being critical of the performance of Los Pumas, the coach was calm and reflected on the expectations generated by the group and how to get through the bad drink of defeat. On this, the head coach expressed: “We have to handle ourselves with humility and ambition.”
Despite the critical gaze, the coach did not miss the opportunity to praise Santiago Mare, detailed the talk he had with the rugby player seven and his integration to XV and, in turn, spoke about the rest of the young people that make up the Los Pumas campus. “I was struck by maturity and a taste for responsibility,” said Ledesma about the Olympic medalist.
Finally, Ledesma commented on details about the future of Los Pumas and about the uncertainty surrounding the continuation of the Rugby Championship after the Covid-19 outbreak in New Zealand and the cancellation of the match between the All Blacks and Australia.
The Los Pumas coach referred to the uncertainty about the future of the Rugby Championship.