In the pre-match against the All blacks, Mario Ledesma I know referred in a press conference to the news of The Pumas and analyzed what will be the match against New Zealand for the third date of the Rugby Championship.
First of all, the head coach spoke about the break the team had for this game: “These weeks gave us time to work, especially on things that go outside the game. In full preseason we had to play with the world champions. We were able to talk about the game, it allowed us to have many meetings one-on-one, with the leaders, the younger leaders. We did a lot of the work we did last year. These days were very good for us, “he said.
When analyzing what the comparison will be against the All blacks, the coach explained: “We have to control the game in the things that we can do. Impose what we can do. Obtaining, that we could not do so well in the two games against South Africa. The foot, that was improving. Playing the game we want to play. New Zealand invites you to play at a pace that only they can play. By the type of game, it is done back and forth, the breaks. We have to take the game where we want to take it. Our goal is to try to impose conditions., clarified.
When referring to forwards, Ledesma pointed out: “There is a scrum that is very committed to what it wants to do and believing in what it does. Regarding the pillars they knew they were going to play. Santiago has been with us for a long time and Facundo already had the opportunity to start, that’s why they play, there isn’t much more to say ”, he said about Facundo Gigena and Santiago Medrano, that are part of the initial XV against the New Zealanders.
Finally, when asked about whether to decompress the fact of knowing that they already beat the All Blacks in 2020, Ledesma said: “I think so, the fact of having won you know that they are not unbeatable. As for the game plan that we have, the boys believe in that a lot and beyond some adjustment, it worked. I don’t know if the word is decompressing, but ‘it’s not impossible,’ “closed the coach.