Team Manager Mischa – press conference after the Emperor's Cup match against Roasso Kumamoto  

Comment from Team Manager Mischa after the 97th Emperor's Cup All Japan Football Championship 3rd round match against Roasso Kumamoto

We knew it won’t be an easy match for us to play. As we had expected, it turned out to be a very difficult match. When we play against teams in the lower leagues, the match often becomes a difficult one to play just like we had today. With regard to the match we had today, we must take it positively as we were able to achieve our goal of being qualified for the next round by winning the match today.

Our opponent team also had a very high motivation and strong determination to win. Many of our players hadn’t had many opportunities to play in official matches regularly. However, they all had a strong determination and fulfilled the goal of winning the match to move up to the next round.

As for our performance, there was not anything that should be noted. However, I would like to commend them for doing their best despite the hot and humid weather we had today.
[Urawa Reds Official Media (URD: OM)]

Team Manager Mischa – press conference after the Emperor’s Cup match against Roasso Kumamoto