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17.11.18

Team Manager Hori and Player Endo attend an official interview session the day before the match against Al-Hilal FC  

An official AFC Champions League (ACL) 2017 pre-match interview session was held at a hotel in Riyadh on the 17th of November ahead of the Final 1st Leg match against Al-Hilal FC. Urawa Reds Team Manager Takafumi Hori and Player Wataru Endo attended the interview session to express their excitement and determination for the upcoming match.

Comment from Team Manager Hori
First of all, it is such an honor for us to play the ACL final match against Al-Hilal FC, one of the most popular and strongest teams in Saudi Arabia
I would also like to express our sincere appreciation to the efforts made by those concerned in Saudi Arabia and members of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan for allowing us to fly to Saudi Arabia. We will express our thanks for their support by playing a good match tomorrow.

We are expecting to have a very tough match against Al-Hilal FC. But, we will do our best by believing in our ability.

I heard that more than 200 fans and supporters have come to Saudi Arabia from Japan to bolster us this time. We will work hard for everyone concerned including those fans and supporters to achieve a strong result so that we can gain a good momentum going for the second leg home match.

Comment from Wataru Endo
I am very pleased and excited about us being in the ACL final stage. Having said that, a tangible result will be gained only by winning the final. We are expecting a very hard match ahead of us tomorrow. However, we will put 100 per cent into our performance so that we can win the first leg away match tomorrow.
[Urawa Reds Official Media (URD: OM)]

Team Manager Hori and Player Endo attend an official interview session the day before the match against Al-Hilal FC Team Manager Hori and Player Endo attend an official interview session the day before the match against Al-Hilal FC Team Manager Hori and Player Endo attend an official interview session the day before the match against Al-Hilal FC