Japanese
spectators

ニュース

09.11.08

After playing the match against FC Tokyo-Team Manager Fink   

Comment from Team Manager Volker Finke after playing in the J. League Thirty First Sec. against Omiya Ardija
I think we played quite well today despite the fact that we had so many injured players and some of those who had not fully recovered played in the match.
The “fighting spirit” the team had today was something I wanted to show to our fans and supporters. I believe that players were actually able to put the spirit into practice on the pitch today. For this reason, I think that the result we had today was justifiable.
As for the first half of the game, I believe we managed not to give too many scoring opportunities to our opponent. However, at the same time, we were also unable to create many scoring chances ourselves. But, soon after the second half of the match had started, the team created several good opportunities to score goals. Considering how the team played, I think it was very natural for us to score the first goal during that time.
Unfortunately, we had to play with 10 players against our opponent’s 11. However, it was very clear to us what we had to do under such a circumstance. We needed to play the game with a 4-4-1 system and try to gain possession of the ball as many times as we could while keeping the ball for as long as possible once we had it. This was what we were all thinking.