Press conference after the match against Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Football Club  

Comment from Team Manager Oswaldo Oliveira after the AFC Champions League 2019 Group Stage MD4 match against Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Football Club

As we had expected, we had a difficult match today. Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors is a very strong and competitive team with abundant experience. However, against such a team, we did our best and played a good match. Our team was able to have some positive moments. But, we could not make the most of those positive developments to our advantage to finish off nicely, which was regrettable.

Questions and Answers

Q: What do you think made the difference between winning and losing? Your team lost the goal as a result of losing the ball on the right side. What did you think of this?

A: If there were no mistakes, no goals would be lost when playing soccer. We lost a goal as a result of the mistake we made. Likewise, because of the mistake our opponent made, Koroki was able to score a goal by catching that mistake to our advantage. I think modern-day soccer is all about pressing each other while avoiding making mistakes under pressure.

Q: Urawa Reds hasn’t lost any points in J. League matches for some time and I trust that you wanted that good momentum going for the team’s defense. However, the team lost two goals today. What do you think of the team’s defense today?

A: As I had mentioned earlier, we played against a formidable team today. Against such a team, it was important for us to utilize the space well. However, while both teams were pressing hard against each other, our opponent team utilized the space well instead. Having said that, there were times that Urawa Reds were putting Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors under pressure and our opponent team nearly got to the point where they almost made their own goal. There were some positive moments for Urawa Reds where we pressed our opponent team well.

[Urawa Reds Official Media (URD: OM)]

Press conference after the match against Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Football Club