Both Great Britain’s men’s and women’s team will be in FIH Pro League action on Saturday 6 April to face Argentina in a double header match that will be shown live on BT Sport from 7:30pm GMT.
The women’s side go into the match off the back of an impressive 3-1 victory over the USA and will be looking to make it consecutive wins.
GB took on Argentina six times in 2018 as they met for a five game test series in February before facing off at the Wanglibao Hockey Champions Trophy in November. Going into Saturday’s clash, the GB squad will be well aware of the threat Las Leonas pose.
After captaining GB to victory over the USA in their last match, Giselle Ansley is expecting another tough game on Saturday:
“I’ve watched a lot of Argentina’s games, with Carlos Retegui coming back in as their Coach he’s brought back some really experienced players like Silvina D’Elia, Rosario Luchetti and Carla Rebecchi.
“They’re a really attacking team and that’s the sort of game that I like to be part of as you have to really be on it from minute 1 to minute 60, so that’ll be exciting for us. It will definitely be tough, but the main thing is that we go out there and focus on how we play and what we can do.”
21-year-old Amy Costello made her GB debut away to Argentina in 2018’s test match series and is looking forward to once again competing in South America:
“Argentina have got some big names but then so do we, I think it will be a good challenge,” she said. “When we were out in Rosario in 2018 we had five close games against them, so I think it will be quite an even match. We just have to stick to our processes, put in a good performance and let the result take care of itself.”
Anna Toman was also part of the team playing in that test series and has fond memories of facing Las Leonas:
“I remember playing in Rosario last February and it was absolutely brilliant. Their fans are unbelievable – they’re really loud, they chant, they stamp their feet – so I think we take something from them even though they’re not supporting us. Hopefully as a team we’ll thrive off their energy on the pitch.”