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 17th sec match against Sanfrecce Hiroshima

Both teams had a very hard match today as we have been going through very difficult times at the moment. As our team scored two goals and led the match during the first half of the match, I foresaw a dangerous situation ahead of us. For this reason, I told our players during half time to remain focused especially the first 15 minutes of the second half. However, the match unfolded as if I was talking to myself against a wall.

Our opponent team had caught up with us by scoring two points. Our team struggled after that and we lost a third goal in the way we shouldn’t have. However, after our opponent led the match with the result of three to two, our players displayed a strong determination to win the match no matter what. As a result, Zlatan scored another goal and Sekine scored our fourth goal. Sekine’s goal was truly a world-class goal which was more than my words can describe.

I am glad that our team won the important match today after losing three recent J. League matches. However, I cannot celebrate today’s result openhandedly. There are a few points of concern that our team must address immediately.
[Urawa Reds Official Media (URD: OM)]

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