We are to show a good performance in preparation for the next official match  

Comment from Team Manager Volker Finke on the day before the J. League pre season match against Thespa Kusatsu

I regard the pre season match we will play tomorrow as an important match for us. We went through 11 days of hard training in our Austrian training camp. Our players will have to play for more than 45 minutes during the pre season match. When players had hard training or two training sessions in a day, playing 45 minute matches was good for them. However, some of the players will have to play for 60, 70 or even 80 minutes in matches from now on. As this will be the case, the players will need to recondition themselves.

In addition to this, all players must show their good performance to me so that they can play in forthcoming matches full of confidence. Playing in matches will provide the best opportunity for players to show what their conditions are.

[Urawa Reds Official Media (URD: OM)]