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17.05.23

Team Manager Mischa and Player Yosuke Kashiwagi attend official interview session the day before the match against Jeju United FC  

An official AFC Champions League (ACL) 2017 pre-match interview session was held at the Jeju Stadium in Jeju-do, South Korea on the 23rd May ahead of the following day’s Round 16 1st Leg match against Jeju United FC. Urawa Reds Team Manager Mischa and Player Yosuke Kashiwagi attended the interview session to express their excitement and determination for the upcoming match.

Comment from Team Manager Mischa
Many of the media people present at this press conference are Japanese. Many of you here are familiar faces who were also at the press conference in Ohara. As this is the case, I thought I was in Japan.

Jeju United FC is a very formidable team. I saw their performance when they played their two group stage matches against Gamba Osaka. They perform strong around the ball and are full of stamina. They are also disciplined and are capable of playing in an organized way. The fact that they won against Gamba Osaka with the result of six to one over the two matches proves that they are a very strong team. However, Urawa Reds is also determined to win the Round 16 match no matter what. We will run, battle and be disciplined on the pitch with such a strong determination tomorrow so that we can finish the first leg match with a positive result.

We are expecting to have a very hard game tomorrow. We hope to finish the first leg match of the round of 16 positively.

Comment from Yosuke Kashiwagi
Last year, we lost our ACL Round 16 match against FC Seoul and we felt the sting of defeat badly. For this reason, I am honored to play our ACL Round 16 match against another Korean team again. Since we can prove our development by winning the Round 16 match this year, I am very much looking forward to the match tomorrow.

After watching the footage of the performance of Jeju United FC, I am convinced that they are a great team. However, I regard ourselves even better team than them. I trust that we can win the match by playing our style of soccer, the style of soccer our team manager wants us to play and by believing in ourselves. I hope to play such a match tomorrow.
[Urawa Reds Official Media (URD: OM)]

Team Manager Mischa and Player Yosuke Kashiwagi attend official interview session the day before the match against Jeju United FC Team Manager Mischa and Player Yosuke Kashiwagi attend official interview session the day before the match against Jeju United FC Team Manager Mischa and Player Yosuke Kashiwagi attend official interview session the day before the match against Jeju United FC