Rugby, Fusco: “Proud of my debut in blue, I want to become a point of reference”

“The debut in the blue jersey was a great pride, the crowning of a goal. Now I want to continue to grow and become a point of reference both in blue and in my club, the Zebre“. So the scrum half Alessandro Fusco at Adnkronos he commented on his debut in the Azzurri shirt last Saturday in Treviso against Argentina.

“The happiness of the debut is offset by the anger for the defeat that follows the one with the All-Blacks -continues the 22 year old napoletano-. They arrived two defeats but it must also be considered that we faced two great teams and there were also many positive things. We are a young team that is building its identity, there was some progress but we know we have to improve a lot. We are working hard with the new coach Kieran Crowley and we hope to reap the rewards of the next Six Nations soon. ”

On Saturday in Parma the Azzurri will challenge Uruguay, this time as favorites. “They are not a team to be underestimated, they will have reinforcements compared to the XV who lost against Italy A. and therefore we will have to be careful. We know that every rugby match is a story in itself, so we have to go out on the pitch with a smile and give our best, it will be another opportunity to improve. ”

Fusco comes from a dynasty of rugby players, both his uncle and his father played at a high level: “Rugby has always been a family passion and it has become for me too. I have never felt pressure to carry a ‘heavy’ surname for rugby especially in the south. I also had my father as a coach and he always taught me to take the field with a smile on my face and always give my best and for me it is the same today. ”