We hung on with a strong determination to win-Team Manager Mischa  

Comment from Team Manager Mischa after the J. League 4th Sec against Kawasaki Frontale

Today’s match was the match we really wanted to win. Obviously, Kawasaki Frontale is a fantastic team. But, our team played well from the outset. We led the match by 1 point. We would have had a very different match today if Yosuke Kashiwagi was able to score another point.
During half time, I told the team that we had to score another goal. However, as our opponent team was pressing us, we were playing near our goal area too much. We should have been able to get the ball in our possession to make more attacks. But, they were not able to come forward. Perhaps, our players were too worn out to play offensively. For this reason, we gave the chance to Kawasaki to take control.
Abe was sent off from the pitch first. Then, Makino was sent off after that. As a result of losing these two players, our team was under attack by Kawasaki Frontale. Nonetheless, our team played with a strong determination to win the home match today. Our eight players played really well against ten aggressive Kawasaki field players. I think that such strong determination of our players led us to finish the match with a draw gaining us the one point result. Looking at our team’s defense play, the one point the team gained today was justifiable.
Since the opening match, our players have played every match with a strong determination to win. This has been the case even when we have not had all our team members due to some injuries. When we have our aggressive and creative players back with the team, I think we will be able to do better in terms of our attacks. Though we have a difficult situation currently, our players are covering our weakness by having a strong determination to win. We have gained seven points so far. Considering our current situation, it is good that we have scored seven points.

By taking this opportunity, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to our supporters. Our supporters look at our performance and try to support us. As a matter of fact, they do support us until the last moment. For this, I would like to show my gratitude for them.
[Urawa Reds Official Media (URD: OM)]

We hung on with a strong determination to win-Team Manager Mischa