The following is a comment from Team Director Katsuyoshi Shintou prior to another consecutive match in the home stadium.
I think that our team played well with such a strong determination to win in the matches against Yamagata and Kawasaki. I believe this was a sign that our players wanted to share the happiness together with our fans and supporters by winning these matches and get three points. It was a great achievement for our team that we were able to win the match against Kawasaki without conceding any points to them especially when Kawasaki has strong attackers.
Our team had gone through a very difficult period as we lost several matches in a row. However, we persevered and managed to keep our spirits high thanks to the vigorous support of our fans and supporters. Whenever we are in our home stadium, we are encouraged by the warm cheering and big applause of our supporters. There is no doubt that this strong encouragement from our supporters keeps the team working towards the establishment of the Red’s style.
I can feel the strong support from our fans and supporters who are fighting the way forward together with us. I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation to you all for such kind support.
We will play two matches consecutively in our home stadium, the Saitama Stadium from this weekend. During the next two matches, it is necessary for each team member to play responsively and make even more strenuous efforts. This is because that when we play in our home stadium, our opponent teams often challenge us with more focus in their defense. During the next two matches, we need to keep attacking our opponents while maintaining good defense. If we can win the matches by maintaining the Red’s style, it will boost our confidence and will help develop the team for the future. As such, the next two home matches will be extremely important for us.
We are making progress little by little by going through difficult matches. We are still half way through our reform to establish our style. We believe that it is important for us to keep working for the establishment of the Red’s style.
I would like to ask you for your warm and continuous support in the future.