After playing the match against Shimizu S-Pulse-Team Manager Finke  

Comment from Team Manager Volker Finke after playing in the J. League Twenty Third Sec. against Shimizu S-Pulse

I am certainly disappointed that we were not able to score three points by winning the match today. I have to be careful in expressing what and how I say things about today’s situation. But, one thing I can comment on is the fact that I was able to see one remarkable development in our team.
Professional soccer is, in a way, a form of entertainment. The sport offers some excitement. I thought the match both teams played today offered a lot of excitement with fascinating performances. Shimizu S-Pulse has already scored 42 goals since the beginning of this season. I thought they showed and proved during today’s match that their team has one of the most dangerous attackers in the J. League.
Having said that, the performance given by our team was also of high quality. I thought it was justifiable even if we won the match in the end.
The overall performance of our team was very good except for one minute. When I say one minute, this was when our team lost the opportunity to score a second goal. We lost a goal immediately after that. It was a very regrettable one minute for us. Now, I would prefer not to comment on our young players today. This is because there is one player whose ability we have to appropriately recognize, namely Nobuhisa Yamada. Today’s match marked 450th match he has played in the J1 League, which is fantastic. When I think about how he played during today’s match, I could say that he would be able to play more than 500 matches in the future rather than stopping after 450 matches.

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