J.League vs Tokyo Verdy   

2008 J.League 1st Day 23rd sec,27 August 2008 19:03 Kick off at Tokyo National Stadium

Match Result
Tokyo Verdy (1-1) Urawa Reds

Goals:49min DIEGO(Tokyo V), 89min ABE


Comment of the Gert Engels(Team-Manager)
“We had a slightly sluggish start in the first half of the game. I am not sure what the Coach Hashiratani has to say about this, but I believe we played the game at a similar pace. We were playing the game. However, there was a lack of speed in the game such as swift moves and speedy changeovers. For that reason, we cannot complain that the first half of the game finished with the score at 0 to 0. We thought it was necessary for us to play more aggressively in the second half and so we did. We conceded the goal obviously from a very bad timing. However, from that point onwards, we were able to play the game at our own pace all the way through to the end. As a result, we scored the goal to catch up at the last minute. But, I must say scoring one goal was not good enough considering how we attacked the game. It was good that we managed to catch up with our opponent at the very end. We managed to score a goal during the injury time. However, I wanted to finish the game with 3 points in the standings and considering how we played in the second half of the game, it was quite possible to do so. But, we cannot win the game if we are not able to score more goals and this game highlighted the very issue.”

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