Team Manager Tsuyoshi Otsuki – Press Conference after the Match against Cerezo Osaka  

Comment from Team Manager Tsuyoshi Otsuki after the Meiji Yasuda J1 League 14th Sec Match against Cerezo Osaka

We had a difficult match after we lost the first goal. I felt that we made it a difficult one for ourselves including how we handled the situation when we lost the first and second goals. Regarding our attacks, we faced Cerezo Osaka’s high-level defense. It made me think that our team had to try harder to have a high-quality defense ourselves. As we will be playing the next match soon, we want to work hard for it.

Questions and Answers

Q: Your team lost three goals. What point do you think made the difference between winning and losing today?

A: The first half of the match progressed tightly as you saw today. But, our team lost the goals from some simple mistakes such as failing to carrying the ball through well amongst ourselves. When we were trying to make counter attacks, we had enough latitude to approach the opponent’s ball holder. As such, we should have handled situations like that in a better manner today. When playing against Cerezo Osaka, the match becomes tight and they don’t seem to pass over our mistakes.

Q: The team will be playing the next match after a few days. Can you show us your determination for the next match?

A: We will return to our home stadium to play against Sagan Tosu next. I want to make sure the team is well recovered and prepared for the upcoming match.

[Urawa Reds Official Media (URD: OM)]

Team Manager Tsuyoshi Otsuki – Press Conference after the Match against Cerezo Osaka