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12.10.05

We are to play in the way that is natural for us to win-Team Manager Mischa  

Comment from Team Manager Mischa the day before the J. League 28th Sec match against Consadole Sapporo

The match we will play tomorrow will be the one we naturally have to win. When it comes to tomorrow’s match, I regard any result except for winning as a loss for us.
However, having said that, it will be difficult for us to win any match regardless of the match if we do not run and handle the ball well while exercising good discipline.
Though we are expected to win the match tomorrow, it will not be an easy match for us. As it has already been decided that Consadole Sapporo will be demoted to the J2 League after their last match this season, there is now a lot less pressure on them. However, I assume that they intend to prove their team’s worth through fighting well against us during the match tomorrow. I also imagine that their team members will be discussing their contract details in due course.
For this reason, their players have to perform well if they want to explore the opportunity to play in another team etc. In order for them to be offered a good contract to sign, they have to perform well. In this sense, they are keeping their motivations high while having no pressure. In contrast, we have a lot of pressure on us to win the match. For this reason, tomorrow’s match will be difficult under such a scenario.

Regarding Consadole Sapporo’s previous match against Kawasaki Frontale, I think that it can be seen as a warning for us. Considering how Sapporo played, it was natural if they won the match. I had the impression that Kawasaki did not win the match with ease. By looking at how Sapporo played their last match, it is certain that tomorrow’s match will not be easy. In the past, our team has sometimes struggled to win against a lower ranking team. However, when it comes to the match tomorrow, our players will keep their spirits strong and perform at full stretch to be victorious.
[Urawa Reds Official Media (URD: OM)]

We are to play in the way that is natural for us to win-Team Manager Mischa