After playing the match against Kashima Antlers-Team Manager Finke  

Comment from Team Manager Volker Finke after playing in the J. League First Sec. against Kashima Antlers
Our team had invested so much energy into the match. For this reason, today’s result is truly disappointing to us. As a matter of the fact, we were the ones who created the situation for our loss in a way. However, I think we played a very action packed and high quality match today. As we lost a goal, we had to increase our risk. We tried to increase our chances by taking the risk of changing some members.
However, by taking on more risk, while we may have created more chances to score goals, we also exposed ourselves to the chance of losing goals by counter attacks. We were well aware of this. It is painful and truly regrettable that we lost the match today.
I think both teams showed a high level of performance. As this was the case, I believe we were able to create a fascinating match for our spectators to watch. I am not saying that it was a good match for the entire 90 minutes of the game especially as the weather was not so great. Nonetheless, I assume that we were able to play an interesting, high quality and action packed match for a sustained period of time.

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