We will continue to execute our own style of soccer to defeat formidable opponents – Team Manager Mischa  

Comment from Team Manager Mischa after the J. League 20th Sec match against Sanfrecce Hiroshima

As you have witnessed earlier, we had a very difficult match today. It is not easy to play against Sanfrecce Hiroshima. They have many players who have been playing for the team together for a long time. As this is the case, Sanfrecce Hiroshima is a well-organized team with good communication with each other. In terms of their defense, their field players and goal keeper block opponent attacks firmly in their side of the pitch. Hiroshima Sanfrecce is also one of the most patient teams in the J1 League. For these reasons, it is not easy to fight against such a team to score goals by making them come forward to the front line. However, our team was able to control the match well against such a team from the beginning of the match. We managed to score the first goal through creating scoring opportunities by executing our attacks from the center and the sides. Following the first goal, our team created a few more scoring chances. But, we were not able to make the most of such chances. Nonetheless, we were able to defend ourselves from Hiroshima Sanfrecce’s counter attacks. At the very end of the match, our opponent team made a goal-scoring opportunity. I believe it was the only such opportunity they created. Had they nailed that chance and scored a goal, we would have finished the match with a draw. However, thanks to Shusaku, our team was able to finish the match victoriously with the score of 1 to 0 and I am very pleased about this. I can expect our opponent teams will play like Sanfrecce Hiroshima did today in our coming matches. When playing against such teams, it is not easy to win. However, we will give our utmost to play our own style of soccer in order to defeat such opponents.
[Urawa Reds Official Media (URD:OM)]

We will continue to execute our own style of soccer to defeat formidable opponents – Team Manager Mischa