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15.03.18

Team Manager Mischa – press conference after the ACL match against Beijing Guoan  

Comment from Team Manager Mischa after the AFC Champions League, Group Stage MD3 match against Beijing Guoan

As I have commented during the press conference yesterday, we knew the match would be a very tough and difficult one. While Beijing Guoan won their first two ACL matches, we lost both our first two matches. That’s why we needed to win today’s match.

I cannot say much as we lost the match 0 to 2. However, I thought our team had a few chances to score a goal while the result was 0 to 0. I don’t mean to make excuses but the condition of the pitch we had today was not favorable for a team like ours which aims to play a type of soccer with direct combination plays or many passes. With regard to the first goal our opponent scored, it was a result of a trifle mistake we created.

Even after our opponent was leading the match with the result of 0 to 1, our team again had two decisive opportunities where we could have caught up with them. However, we were not able to nail these chances. Beijing Guoan made an offensive following a mistake our team made and we were not able to score any goals and lost the match 0 to 2. However, having said that, looking at the overall match, our team created many scoring opportunities by breaking our opponent’s defense. I wish to congratulate Beijing Guoan for their victory today.
[Urawa Reds Official Media (URD:OM)]

Team Manager Mischa – press conference after the ACL match against Beijing Guoan