The 2021 season ended with an unexpected win for Los Pumas. Although Ireland arrived in high spirits after beating New Zealand six days earlier, the Argentine team was expected to perform more closely.
However, the Argentine team closed the competitive year with a historic win by 53 to 7 in Dublin that accentuated doubts about the continuity of coach Mario Ledesma at the head of the team.
During the press conference the DT had a controversial attitude when he criticized two journalists who had asked him about his contract in the Selected. They are Alejo Miranda and Sergio Stuart.
We recall that prior to the test match against Ireland the data was that Ledesma’s contract ended at the end of the month. His sports record with the team is 33 games, 8 wins, 3 draws and 22 losses.
The press conference – in person for those accredited to the match at the Aviva Stadium and virtual for the Argentine media – had ended with a lapidary response from Curupaytí’s former front line about his future at the helm of the team. Then, and perhaps without noticing that the camera and microphone were still on, the coach made the comment to captain Julián Montoya.
“I don’t have to be here talking about my contract. It does have objectives and they were met. I don’t think it’s the time or the place, especially after such a defeat. It even seems in bad taste … But it is which seems to me, “replied the technician.
What was reprehensible about the situation was that the captain of the team also echoed the DT’s attitude on the microphone:
Watch the conference: