REVIEW -ARGENTINA’S LAS LEONAS GIRA OCEANIA – CARLOS RETEGUI

 

Coach Carlos "Chapa" Retegui

After the tie between Argentina 0 – Australia 0 which ended World Chmapions ,  Las Leonas’s tour of friendlies with New Zealand and Australia  , Coach Carlos  “Chapa” Retegui, said: “In the second half Argentina pushed and almost won the game. We had five short against Australia’s one. We changed tactics the day before playing a new system and equipment 3-2-2-2-1 adapted very well. The tour was positive, we would say for this time of the year, excellent. ”

He also referred to the overall results and added: “We played nine games and won five, drawn two and lost two. Its a very new and very young at this high level of competition (the average age is just 22.5 years). To this school we have yet to add the experience and quality of  Luciana Aymar, Sole Garcia, Carla Rebecchi and goal keeper Belen Succi, very important players in the scaffolding of the team. ”

Belen hugs Laura after Las leonas take gold @ WCT2010 Nottingham!

About what’s next for the las Leoanas , “Chapa” said “We have now entered the final straight towards the Champions Trophy, in 80 days. We will make two very important lstages in further preparation for the team from 1 to May 7 in Salta and May 27 to June 3 in Mar del Plata, and then leave on June 12 to play the 4 Nations in Berlin, before the Champions Trophy ” “It was a long tour with a load of games and practices important to the growth of the team, which is still very young, ” added Retegui who will be home , Monday with the team.

The Selection who travelled  to New Zealand and Australia are :-

Noel Barrionuevo (c)
Macarena Rodríguez
Delfina Merino
Mariela Scarone
Daniela Sruoga
Laura Aladro (GK)
Silvina D´Elía
Giselle Kañevsky
Rosario Luchetti
Rocío Sánchez Moccia
Marcela Casale
Josefina Sruoga
Victoria Zuloaga
Sofía Maccari
Julia Simonassi (GK)
Florencia Habif
Jimena Cedrés
Rocío González Canda
Ana López Basavilbaso
Constanza Aguirre

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