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Comment from Team Manager Petrovic after the training match against Kokushikan University

I thought we had a good match against the university students today. Just like professional players, these university players were good opponents for us as they practice almost every day. I hope that they would provide us with more opportunities to play against them throughout the year. In Europe, having a second team we would be able to make the most of this kind of opportunity. When players are very talented, they can perform well in a top team coming directly from youth teams. But, other players may remain in a second team for a few years to gain experience before they join a top team. However, as there are no such systems in place in Japan, I think we need to have this kind of training match with a university team as many times as possible.

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