Team Manager Oswaldo Oliveira - press conference after the match against Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo  

Comment from Team Manager Oliveira after the Meiji Yasuda J1 League 32nd sec match against Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo

Good afternoon. As we had expected, we had a challenging match today. Consdole Sapporo has been playing well unitedly under Team Manager Petrovi? this season. Though it was a tough match as it was expected, we were able to win the match thanks to our strong determination to win and the efforts we had made.

Questions and Answers

Q: Kashiwagi will be suspended from the next match as a result of accumulated yellow cards. What do you think of his presence means to the team?

A: He is a highly qualified, great player. I cannot deny that we rely on his quality in order to develop how our team plays the match. I also think that he is a distinguished player who is not replaceable by other team members of Urawa Reds.

Q: What do you think of Muto who scored two goals today?

A: I think players like Muto, Aoki, Kashiwagi, Ugajin and Nagasawa have recently been improving. They are all very important members of our team. Muto’s presence has been outstanding lately as he can nail scoring goals which he struggled to do at the beginning of the season.

I haven’t counted the goals he scored but he has certainly scored many goals that led to our victorious match results. He is a player of strong determination who is well-disciplined and follows instructions. As we have two J. League matches and two Emperor’s Cup matches remaining to play, I hope Muto will continue to perform well in those upcoming matches.

Q: After the match, you had a long conversation with Consadole Sapporo’s Team Manager Petrovi?. What did you talk about?

A: I got to know him in 2007 when he was leading Sanfrecce Hiroshima. He is an outstanding personality in the Japanese soccer world. He has made great contributions in developing his team’s players and making the teams he has led strong. For this reason, I am proud of being able to play against the team he leads in the same league. It is such an honor, too.

He had built a solid foundation for both Sanfrecce Hiroshima and Urawa Reds. I told him that I feel a sense of pride being able to continue with the work he started with Urawa Reds. I am continuing with the legacy he left for the club.

[Urawa Reds Official Media (URD: OM)]

Team Manager Oswaldo Oliveira – press conference after the match against Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo