June 25, 2024

Latsha: We are primarily a process-driven team

CAPE TOWN – Springbok Women captain Babalwa Latsha believes the team will match Italy’s depth when the two meet in the WXV2 second round at Athlone Stadium on Friday.

South Africa will be looking to restore their dignity after losing the first match of the tournament at the hands of Scotland.

Latsha knows Italy won’t be an easy task and is aware of their physicality but says the team have polished a few areas at training this week.

“Training this week has been going very well. I think the girls have switched on to the next challenge, which is Italy,” said Latsha.

“Our training was all about accuracy and being sharp on the game plan, and I think we’ve done that today, so we’re ready for tomorrow’s challenge.

“We’ve put the previous game versus Scotland behind us now. I think we’ve learned a good lesson from that, and we’re taking that into our next game.”

Latsha added that their focus will be on themselves and make sure they master their game plan.

“The key thing for us is to focus on ourselves and to play the way that we want to play and to take our chances more because that is something that we sort of felt short a little bit in our previous game,” she said.

“But overall the mood in the camp as you can see is a happy mood, people are excited and we want to get on with it. We are against Italy and hopefully come away with a positive result.

“We are primarily a process-driven team. I think if you do the process right, the result will take care of itself.

“So essentially, ours again is to take our boxes, get our processes right, get our tags in a row, and the result will take care of itself.”

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