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11.08.19

We should not underestimate our opponent-Team Manager Petrovic   

Comment from Team Manager Petrovic the day before the J. League 22nd Sec match against Ventforet Kofu

In my opinion, the match we will play tomorrow will be the most difficult match for us. We should not underestimate our opponent. Just because they rank low in the standing, it does not mean that they are not a good team. They have many good players. We must show our respect to them when we play against them.
The next four matches we will play will determine whether we could move up in the standing or not. We must remain highly concentrated when we play the next four matches. As the first match out of the four, we must play the match with very high concentration tomorrow. Looking at other J. League match results, as seen in the case of Fukuoka playing against Kawasaki, Fukuoka that ranked lower in the standing won the match. Even a lower ranking team will not keep loosing. Any team can win after a few matches and score some good points. I think this is the reality of the J. League. We can not be complacent. If we underestimate our opponent, just because we won the home match against them with the result of 2 to 0 previously, then we will face a very harsh reality.
[Urawa Reds Official Media (URD: OM)]