The Lions hooker analyzes what has worked and what needs to be improved after the match against Edinburgh
An important victory for Benetton, in a friendly match against Edinburgh, not because of the result itself, but because of the redemption he achieved after the bad defeat in the first match against the Seal Sharks.
In Monego, against the Scots, we saw a completely different team. In particular, the Lions captured the game thanks to the work of the package: “It was an excellent performance by the eight men at the front, both in contact and close. The ultimate technical goal is the result of the work of the whole package. It was a whore Giacomo Nicotera told the company’s official channels” We focused a lot during the week on this aspect.”
“Starting with a friendly win is a great thing,” Nicotera continues: “Last year we lost our first two friendlies, one of which was tough in Edinburgh. Then in the tournament we started with a big win against the Stormers. So this friendly win with Edinburgh is good for you. The boys’ preparatory season started in The first of July, so they’ve been working for two months and getting the results makes you start the tournament with more awareness and calm.”
Despite the win, the bitch also focused on the downsides and what didn’t work out perfectly, especially discipline: “We were a bit undisciplined. In the second half we had to manage the match and we made mistakes that put us in trouble. However, we were good at coming back and controlling. In the game. So we will work on that, one of the goals might be to make 7 or 8 mistakes max per game. Anyway we will focus on discipline.”
Finally, commenting on the competition for the role in Treviso: “This is my first year officially as a Benetton rugby player. Last year I showed that I can stay at this level and that I am reliable. With Lucchesi on the team it is difficult, because he is an excellent player and at the moment The owner’s choice is his. It’s okay for me, the important thing is to bring the result home.”
“The important thing for me is to become a reliable choice for the team. For a bitch, the basics are scrum and touch, which are fundamental. I don’t have specific goals, even if I want to get better, week by week. This is a different level from the top 10, the level that I’m used to it, here the level is very high. Keeping the player stable safely throughout the year is the most important thing for me and a personal challenge,” concludes Nicotera.
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