In the opening game of Group D, The cougars They had a bad debut at the beginning France World Cup and they lost 27-10 against England in the Marsella Velodrome Stadiumalthough he had played with a numerical advantage due to the exclusion of Tom Curry The game is over, Felipe Contepomithe Backs coach spoke up World Scrum. I relived the game on Star+.
The advisor of Michael Cheika He previously gave his overview of Athe game The Rose and explained: “We didn’t play well, I think we failed strategically, we couldn’t do what we said we were going to do or what we wanted to do, and I think that’s a really big yes, but if you learn from it, I think you’ll come out on top the right way It’s not that we are confident in how we want to play, what we want, but we have to improve in the implementation of these things. The truth is that we had a very bad game today”. For him Ex-cougar, the key was the lack of experience in this type of competition. “When you train you don’t train with that intensity, for some it’s the first World Cup and in a World Cup everything increases by 15.20%, the intensity of everything, the crowd, the field, the way you plays, the rival”he added.
At the time of self-criticism Contepomi revealed the steps to follow.” CEach of us needs to look within and see what we can do or what solutions we can find for the things that each of us individually wants to do. “We are not going to change our game plan or the planning of the things we have planned for the World Cup.”. He also added: “I’m not worried at all, there were fundamental errors and these errors require introspection to see how they can be improved, because the accumulation of these errors adds up and you start making a mess.”.
Regarding the rival, the 46-year-old trainer explained: “England planned the game the way we wanted it to, but they did it very well, we couldn’t counteract that, that would be on the pitch, trying not to give them penalties so they don’t come into our pitch , they were on the way using their foot a lot. I’m still frustrated that we didn’t do what we wanted. Apart from not being able to face England, we were not able to impose our style of play and their style of play was perfect”. As for the problems caused by English pressure on the first receiver, the back trainer He assured: “ Certainly it’s my fault that in preparation we didn’t do as much play, contact speed and so on and moved on to training at a level I call two, which is exciting by putting the body before what we seen in England today “There is a very big difference and so there could be something on that side that we as coaches will also reconsider to see if there is a methodology to improve.”
Finally, he cleared up doubts about how they will fare in the next few days France 2023.”It would seem crazy to me to want to change something in the middle of the World Cup. The difficult thing is not in the result, because we never talk about results, but in the fact that we were not able to impose our conditions, and that is where the frustration arises. A win or a loss would not have changed our path or process in this World Cup in any way. Now you have to win all six, but if not, ask him Soccer team who lost the first game and became world champion or England in 2007 when he lost 31 a 0 ante South Africa and in the end we played the final, the most important thing is not the result in the first game, but the form, because we couldn’t implement our game plan and that’s what we want to turn around, we don’t have it that way in the next game want against him Samoa”he concluded.