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10.10.23

After playing the match against Jubilo Iwata - Team Manager Finke   

Comment from Team Manager Volker Finke after playing in the J. League Twenty Seventh Sec. against Jubilo Iwata

I am very disappointed by the result today. It is natural for me to feel disappointed since our team was the one which lead and controlled the match for a long time during the most crucial time. However, our team helped our opponent in an unbelievable manner and as a result we took the losing path. I am truly disappointed for bringing this result upon ourselves today. Naturally, our players are also very much disappointed by the result as well.
But, having said all this, we should not forget that the content of the match we had was not so bad. I was able to feel that our team has been developing well during the match today. There is no doubt that the team has been on the right path as one.
We were well aware that Jubilo Iwata has been performing remarkably well over the past few weeks. But, I thought that our team also did well for a long period of time today. What was very regrettable was that our team was not able to score a second goal soon after the team scored their first goal. It was a crucial time for us and we could have scored another goal then.
To be honest with you, I never thought that our team would lose a goal as we did when we faced one on one with Jubilo Iwata after Jubilo kicked a long ball. I am truly disappointed by how we lost the goal and I still can not believe that we lost the goal as we did. However, this is all part of playing soccer. There is no use dwelling over it. What is important for us is to prepare ourselves well for our next match.

[Urawa Reds Official Media (URD: OM)]