The day before the second round of the Emperor’s Cup-Team Manager Finke   

Comment from Team Manager Volker Finke on the day before the second round of the 89th Emperor’s Cup against Matsumoto Yamaga F.C.
What is very regrettable is that Shunki Takahashi got injured this week. As Yoshiya Nishizawa who is capable of playing in Shunki’s position is also injured, I assume that you understand that our team is now in a very difficult situation.
This goes without saying that we must remain highly concentrated in every match regardless of our situation, such as when players are injured or when players are taken out to play in the national team. Our stance of playing every match with the determination to win will not change no matter what.
We certainly would like to play in the next round of the Emperor’s Cup. We would like to keep winning so that we can remain playing for the Cup as long as possible.