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16.05.03

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

An official AFC Champions League 2016 pre-match interview session was held at Saitama Stadium on 2 May ahead of the group stage MD6 match against Pohang Steelers which will be held the next day. Urawa Reds Team Manager Mischa and Goal Keeper Shusaku Nishikawa attended the interview session to express their determination for the match and to respond to questions by media.

Comment from Team Manager Mischa

Tomorrow’s match will be a very important match for the team. We have managed to go through to the next stage by winning the previous match. However, we must play the match tomorrow in order to break through the group stage as a top team.
We are fully aware that tomorrow’s match won’t be an easy one to win. Our opponent will come to the stadium just to play the match as they now have no possibility of going to the next stage. Nonetheless, we know any match played between a Korean and a Japanese team will be a hard one to play. We would like to play the match with a strong determination to win together with our fans and supporters as a team representing Japan. We will give all we have got in order to break through the group stage at the top as we have aimed to do so.

Comment from Shusaku Nishikawa

We cannot lose the match tomorrow. We must win tomorrow’s match in order to achieve the goal of breaking through to the next stage as a top team. I would like to focus on the idea of winning the match and bring the best I can do for the team by protecting the goal by controlling the match for the entire 90 minutes. We will prepare ourselves well today for the upcoming match tomorrow. As we lost against Pohang Steelers during our away match against them, we cannot let this happen again. I will protect our goal with a strong sense of responsibility and determination to win tomorrow.
[Urawa Reds Official Media (URD: OM)]

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