Diego Simonet, the central goalkeeper of handball for the selected men, who returned today after two matches due to an eardrum injury, confirmed that Argentina has “the best version in the World Cup Egypt”. A win over Japan, 28 to 24, at the start of the second round of the tournament.
“I really liked the way we played. I was hoping to kill a little bit before the match, when we had a chance in the second half to score six or seven goals, but I liked it. This was, for the time being, the best version of it,” Simonet said in comments to Telam of Egypt “Argentina is in this World Cup.”
“What I’m highlighting is teamwork. Today we’re playing well tactically. I highlight our analysis of the video before the match: We studied the Japanese well and saw what they were doing, so they were able to defend and attack them well,” he said.
“Chino” did not participate in Argentina’s victory over Bahrain 24-21 last Sunday, in the second show of “Los Gladores” in Group D and in the defeat by world and Olympic champion Denmark, by 31. Until 20 on Tuesday, since the victory in the first match against the Republic. The Democratic Republic of the Congo, 28 to 22 points apart, suffered a blow that pierced his eardrum.
At the gymnasium in Cairo, Simonet, 30, scored five goals in the victory over Congo (28-22), like Federico Pizarro and Ramiro Martinez, and today he also scored five wins against Japan.
“My hearing didn’t bother me, I’m fine. I don’t have to take the blows,” explained Simonette, who received a medical discharge on November 5 after contracting the Coronavirus for 19 days and who represented his country at the 2012 London Olympics, was a two-American medalist with Argentina (gold in Guadalajara (Mexico, 2011 and silver in Toronto, Canada, 2015).
The Argentine, who emerged from the German association Villa Pallister, moved from that club to São Caetano in Brazil, and continued his career in Torrevieja (Alicante, Spain) and after a two-year stint with the American team Avery, he ended up in 2013 in Montpellier handball (France) . ), The club he has signed until 2022.
In that institution he won five titles: the French Cup (2014 and 2016), the League Cup (2016), the French Super Cup (2018) and the European Cup (2018), being chosen as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the final with HBC Nantes.
The Argentines, who draw two points from the first stage, will have rivals in the main round, as they seek to qualify for the first time to the quarter-finals, Croatia (Saturday 14:00) and Qatar (Monday 14:00). ). (Telam)