J.League vs Kashiwa Reysol   

2008 J.League 1st Day 20th sec,9 August 2008 19:34 Kick off at Saitama Stadium 2002

Match Result
Urawa Reds (2-2) Kashiwa Reysol

Goals:18min SUGANUMA(Kashiwa),34min ABE ,89min NAGAI ,89min FRANCA(Kashiwa)


Comment of the Gert Engels(Team-Manager)
“We played our game really well. However, we should not have let it to be a draw after playing for 94 minutes 25 seconds. We were able to put pressure on the opponent team during the 90 minute game and have created several good opportunities. We managed to score the second goal at the very last minute and there were several decisive moments prior to that as well. However, we ended the game with a draw and we should not have let this happen. In the last minutes like that, players should lay their life on the line for winning the game. They should refocus their minds and aim to clear the ball by a header. They should remain calm and keep good defence for another 30 seconds. I think being able to play like this is part of being professional players. All the top teams have lost today’s games. By looking at the game we have played today, I believe we are going in the right direction. We should remain the way we are. However, we must raise our awareness for finer details and stop making unnecessary mistakes as well as learn to sustain our concentration to the very end.”

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