Comment from Team Manager Volker Finke on the day before the 2010 season J. League Third Sec. against Montedio Yamagata  

We have prepared ourselves well for the weekend match. Unfortunately, those players who are capable of playing in the right side back position are away at the same time. Hirakawa and Sanou who play excellently in this position are both not with the team at the moment.
Having said that, I do not want to think that we are now less likely to win the match this weekend. Montedio Yamagata members have abundant stamina. I watched them play against Shimizu S-Pulse before and I saw them ran around the field and play well for a long period of time.
In the end, Shimizu S-Pulse scored a second goal at 88 minutes into the game and the Montedio’s loss became quite clear. However, up until that point, I thought both teams had the chance to win the game. At this moment, I do not think that any team would be able to have an accurate understanding of other teams’ conditions. This is because we have only played a few matches since the beginning of the season.
Our team’s situation is the same with the rest of the teams. Nonetheless, I would like to return to Urawa with as many points as possible by wining the match against Montedio Yamagata.

[Urawa Reds Official Media (URD: OM)]