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16.01.01

Team Manager Mischa – press conference after the Emperor's Cup final match against Gamba Osaka  

Comment from Team Manager Mischa after the 95th Emperor's Cup All Japan Football final match against Gamba Osaka

First of all, before I make my post-match comments, I would like to extend my heartfelt greetings to you. A happy New Year to all of you. I wish you good health and success for this year from the bottom of my heart.

The fact that we lost the match today is not very positive for our team. However, I believe the match we played was a good match with a great sense of tension and excitement for those who watched it. As for the first half of the match, our team didn’t have a great start. We had allowed the ball to be in our opponent’s possession for some time mid-way through.

I think Gamba Osaka had more opportunities to score goals during the first half of the match. Though our team’s performance was not its best, it was good that we caught up with our opponent team with the result of one to one before half-time.

With regard to the second half of the match, our team was able to control the match by putting pressure on our opponent team. Though we created more opportunities, we lost a goal from a corner kick. Despite the fact that our team created many more changes to score goals, unfortunately we were not able to catch up with our opponent.

I am very disappointed that our team lost. However, our players did their best to fight through to the very end of the match with the aim to seize the cup title today. Our season ended today. It was a pity that we were not able to win the title. However, I was also able to observe something positive as the team manager. Though our team lost, I think our players fought well throughout the season. Having said that, the fact that we were not able to win suggests that the team was missing something. I trust that building upon what we have leant little by little will lead to our success next season.
[Urawa Reds Official Media (URD: OM)]

Team Manager Mischa – press conference after the Emperor’s Cup final match against Gamba Osaka