Team Manager Mischa - press conference after the match against Sanfrecce Hiroshima  

Comment from Team Manager Mischa after the Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company J. League 1st Stage 16th Sec match against Sanfrecce Hiroshima

Although we lost the match today, both teams played a fantastic game with a brilliant performance.

Shortly after the match started, our team lost a goal against our opponent team and they started to lead the match. However, during the first half of the match, our players also put strong pressure on our opponent team from the front and waged short counter attacks after taking the ball back. This was how our team had aimed to play and they gradually regained their calm. As a result, we were able to come from behind during the first half.

As for the second half of the match, though we created opportunities to score a third goal, we were not able to make the most of these chances and lost a goal from a corner kick. Until that point, our team was doing well by playing the type of soccer we aimed for.

However, after Sanfrecce Hiroshima caught up with us, I thought our players lost their calm a little. They were receiving more counter attacks as they rushed to make offensive plays. Sanfrecce Hiroshima players were good at making swift attacks by utilizing the space created at the back as they carried out a firm defense. We should have carried out the rest of the match in a calm manner under the circumstance we were in.
[Urawa Reds Official Media (URD: OM)]

Team Manager Mischa – press conference after the match against Sanfrecce Hiroshima