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16.04.01

Team Manager Mischa – pre-match press conference the day before the match against Ventforet Kofu  

Comment from Team Manager Mischa the day before the Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company J. League first stage 5th match against Ventforet Kofu

Ventforet Kofu is a very difficult opponent to play against. Looking back at our matches against them over the past two years, we have tied results when playing them at home. One of the reasons that our team hasn’t been able to win the J. League title was not being able to win against teams ranked below us. Finishing our matches against Ventforet Kofu in draws have been really painful experiences for us.

Ventforet Kofu must be a difficult team to play against not only for us Urawa Reds but also for other teams. Kofu performs really well especially in their away matches. During this season so far, they have won against Vissel Kobe and drawn against Sagan Tosu in their away matches. They have also won their Yamazaki Nabisco Cup away match against Kashima Antlers as well. They do really well when they play defensive matches on their away grounds but they have lost their two J. League home matches so far this season when they are expected to play more aggressively in their home stadium.

I expect Ventforet Kofu to have a tight defense on their side of the field with a very defensive 5-4-1 formation tomorrow while they try to make swift attacks when they see some opportunities to do so. I imagine the match to be more difficult than we think. During our training, we worked on how to respond to their style of soccer with a specific focus in mind. It is necessary for us to have patience, the ability to make speedy judgements, good coordination and quality performance off the ball as well as great ideas in order for us to conquer the match tomorrow.
[Urawa Reds Official Media (URD: OM)]

Team Manager Mischa – pre-match press conference the day before the match against Ventforet Kofu Team Manager Mischa – pre-match press conference the day before the match against Ventforet Kofu