Team Manager Mischa – press conference after the Emperor's Cup match against Grulla Morioka   

Comment from Team Manager Mischa after the 97th Emperor's Cup All Japan Football Championship 2nd round match against Grulla Morioka

As I commented yesterday, we had a difficult match today. Grulla Morioka had solid passes and the team had clear objectives. Against such a team, we played a difficult match as we suspected. Cup match results always come out with surprises. I am yet to find out today’s results but I imagine some of the higher league teams could have had a surprising result by losing against a team in a lower league.

We had both good and bad aspects in our performance today. But, I would like to regard our victory as a positive development for us. We had been struggling to achieve the results we set out to achieve over the past few J. League matches. For this reason, today’s win was something positive for us. We have to work hard to train ourselves well as a united team to win a series of matches ahead of us in the J. League.

[Urawa Reds Official Media (URD: OM)]

Team Manager Mischa – press conference after the Emperor’s Cup match against Grulla Morioka