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13.04.06

We were able to carry out a good match deserving the victory-eam Manager Mischa  

Comment from Team Manager Mischa after the J. League 5th Sec match against Jubilo Iwata
We were able to carry out a good match today. If we had lost today’s match, we would have ruined what we had achieved and put so much of our efforts into so far. It is very difficult to fight against Jubilo Iwata. Their defense is especially good. Fighting against such a team and breaking their defense is quite hard. What was even worse was receiving counter attacks from their aggressive front line players, namely Maeda, Yamada, Komano and Matsuura. It was such a threat to us. Nonetheless, we attacked our opponent courageously and defended the team appropriately without giving any good chances to Jubilo Iwata.
There were times when we were not able to make the most of the chances we had. We also missed the penalty kick chance. We finished the first half of the match behind. During the second half, we had dangerous counter attacks. However, we were able to attack our opponent by taking risks. We managed to score a come-from-behind goal after 90 minutes into the match. Some may say we were just lucky but I think we were able to carry out a good match deserving the victory.
As for scoring goals, Shinzo Koroki might be under pressure as he has not scored any goals so far and this has been said by some media. However, we have gained 13 points as a team and he has made positive contributions to the team. For this reason, I am not so concerned about the fact that he has not scored any goals so far. I think it will be fine as long as we can score another 13 points over the next five matches. Koroki is fulfilling his role among the team. What I would like him to understand is there is no need for him to feel pressured. He does not have to blame himself.
As for Moriwaki, it was his birthday yesterday and he was playing in a very relaxed mood. He received two goals as his birthday presents – one for himself and another one for the opponent team (lol).
Another thing I should mention is the goal our opponent player Maeda scored. I said earlier that it would be okay as long as we could win the match with the score of three to one even when Maeda scored a goal. Though the final result was two to one, we were able to win the match in the end. For this reason, I am not so worried about the jinx. We may be in a dangerous position by the end of the season (lol). But, we will definitely remain in the J1 League.
[Urawa Reds Official Media (URD: OM)]

We were able to carry out a good match deserving the victory-eam Manager Mischa