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16.03.02

Team Manager Mischa and Player Makino attend official interview session before the match against Pohang Steelers  

An official AFC Champions League 2016 pre-match interview session was held at a hotel in Pohang, South Korea on 1 March ahead of the group stage MD2 match against Pohang Steelers which will be held the next day. Urawa Reds Team Manager Mischa and Player Tomoaki Makino attended the interview session to express their determination for the match.

Comment from Team Manager Mischa
The fact that Pohang Steelers finished their first away match against Guangzhou Evergrande in a draw means that they are a very strong team. We must show our respect when we play against them. Teams in the group H are very competitive and three teams out of the four won the Asian Champions title in the past. As this is the case, every match we play will be a tough match and we expect to play a hard game again tomorrow.

Pohang Steelers has abundant stamina, strength in their movements around the ball and is a team with discipline. We were able to witness this during their previous sec match. Having said that, we also had a positive result by winning a difficult first match against the formidable Sydney FC. So, we have a good momentum going for us to play tomorrow’s match. We will remain focused and exert our utmost in order to return to Japan with a victory.

Comment from Player Tomoaki Makino
Hello everyone. I am very excited about the opportunity to play against a fantastic opponent tomorrow. Personally, this is my second time to play against Pohang Steelers in this same stadium. I came here to play against them in 2010 when I was playing for Sanfrecce Hiroshima. Though it was a while back, I still have a big respect for the team in terms of the way they are, how they play and the quality of the team. However, we came here to play and seize a victory rather than to have a good time. For this reason, we will do our best to achieve a fantastic result tomorrow.
[Urawa Reds Official Media (URD:OM)]

Team Manager Mischa and Player Makino attend official interview session before the match against Pohang Steelers Team Manager Mischa and Player Makino attend official interview session before the match against Pohang Steelers Team Manager Mischa and Player Makino attend official interview session before the match against Pohang Steelers