Yesterday 8 of the 12 Lions who had been called up in National A returned to training at Ghirada. The other 4, Marin, Traorè, Steyn and Tavuyara, joined the senior national team in view of Saturday’s match against Uruguay in Parma. Meanwhile, Benetton, or what remains of it today, continues to prepare for the match on 27 with the Warriors.
Center Joaquin Riera takes stock: «We have taken advantage of these weeks without matches to work on those aspects that you normally can’t go into more deeply, when you play weekly. That is, on contact, on the meeting point and on other more specific points of the game. Then some players used these weeks for particular physical recoveries ».
It will bounce back with Glasgow.
«It is a very important match for us, because they are in the Italian-Scottish pool, it is a direct match that we play at home. We have begun to look at something of them, to work on the pitch on what we are going to do next week, so we are already using a lot of accuracy ».
This year has gone from second to first center.
«I had never played as a first center, however I feel very good. It is a very important challenge for me, to be taken with great responsibility, but I feel that I am having fun on the pitch and I am growing, but I still have a lot to grow and this becomes a motivation for me ».
Last Saturday Argentina overwhelmed Italy in Monigo.
«I lived the match in a particular way, very intense. I was at the stadium and it was a very special day. I didn’t play, but seeing friends on both sides is always nice. In general it was an afternoon that I will remember for a long time ».
Zatta still grandfather. Congratulations to the president Amerino Zatta who, after the two granddaughters given to him by his son Paolo, also became Brando’s grandfather, who was brought into the world by his daughter Giulia. –