The day before the J. League Twentieth Sec.-Team Manager Finke  

Comment from Team Manager Volker Finke on the day before the 2009 season J. League Twentieth Sec. against Shimizu S-Pulse
We are playing against Shimizu S-Pulse again after only a short period of time. This is our third time to play against them. We won our first match but lost the second match against them. Therefore, if we can win the upcoming match, it will bring us such a pleasure to us all. If we can win the match and get three points for our victory, we can have our mid-term break without much worry. I am sure some of our injured players will be able to return after the break. As such, we can get ourselves ready for the second half of the season with new capabilities.
There is one good thing I should mention. Tadaaki Hirakawa will be with the team tomorrow. As far as I can see at the moment, I think it was a great thing that he had an operation. As is recovering steadily, I am certain that he will be able to accompany the team for the matches held in the second half of the season. Tulio will likely be joining the team as well. When this will be the case, our situation will not be too difficult for us. I think I will be able to use various different players.
As for Robson Ponte, he can only join the team for part of training at the moment. I think this will be the case during matches as well. At this point, he cannot play in matches for solid 90 minutes due to his injury. As he is still working on to improve his condition, I think he will only play part of the match. I cannot comment of whether he will be a starting lineup member or not here at this moment. However, I do not intend to make him play for entire match.
I discussed with my players over the past three days. One thing we confirmed with each other was not to give our own goal to our opponent. I think it is vital for us to make the most of the scoring opportunities we create so that we can actually score goals. Even though we created several scoring opportunities, we were not able to actually score goals. It was possible for us to score a goal when we had the corner kick as well. In our next match, we would like to make the most of such scoring opportunities so that we can have a good result.