After playing the match against Shonan Bellmare-Team Manager Finke   

Comment from Team Manager Volker Finke after playing in the J. League Fifth Sec. against Shonan Bellmare

First of all, I would like to comment on something not so positive. Considering the content of today’s match and with our supporters in the home stadium, it should have been possible for us to win the match with a score of 4 to 0 or 5 to 0 in stead of 2 to 1. However, commenting on the positive side, it was good that our team was able to control the match for a long period of time. It was also to be noted that the team performed really well for some time. In this regard, there were more positive aspects than negative about today’s match after all.
Our team won the match in the end with the result we had today. As you saw, I think it was justifiable that we won the match today. It is certainly true that we lost a goal needlessly. I assume you also noted this point as well.
In terms of the content of the match, I think that we were able to bring much pleasure to our spectators with the style of soccer we played today. Before a match, I always watch recorded DVD footage of a few recent matches our opponent has played. I grasp a picture of how our opponent has performed in the J. League so far. To be honest with you, I feel confident that we have been able to control Shonan Bellmare the best so far with the style of soccer we played today.
I was also well aware of the fact that it would not be easy to simply fight against the team that has just been promoted to J1. I told my team that it was our aim to gain 10 points from our first 5 matches. We gained the average of 2 points over the last five matches. I think this is proof that we are on the right path, considering that we have played in three away matches and only two home matches so far.
Certainly, it would have been better if we had an extra 2 points by now. What I mean is the 2 extra points we would have got had we won the away match we played against Montedio Yamagata. Base on my over all analysis, I could say that we did not pay enough respect to Montedio Yamagata.

Finally today, we were able to win the match against Shonan Bellmare. What is important for us is to win away matches as well. If we will be able to perform well in our away matches, we can come back to our home matches with better results.

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