Comment from Team Manager Mischa after the J. League 3nd Sec against Consadole Sapporo
As we expected, today’s match turned out be very tough. Consadole Sapporo played a tied match against Jubilo Iwata with the result of 0 to 0 for their opening match. Unfortunately, they lost their away match against Vissel Kobe. But, they had been playing very well so far this season. Therefore, it was a very tough match for us to play today.
Consadole Sapporo is a very good and compact defensive team. Their ten players move in coordination to make good defense moves and once the team has the ball in their possession, they switch quickly to make attacks. However, I was able to feel our players’ strong determination and desire to win during the match we played today which they have shown in the past three matches they played. During the match played today, our players were sometimes able to play the type of soccer we aim to play when they played combination plays or made side attacks. However, they were not able to maintain such good performances throughout the whole match. Even though this was the case, they managed to be victorious by having a strong determination to win the match. Looking back at the overall match, the team played a good game which deserved the victory we had today.
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