We will place high importance on every match we play-Team Manager Mischa  

Comment from Team Manager Mischa the day before the J. League 7th Sec against Omiya Ardija

First of all, I would like to talk about my back problem as some of you may be concerned about it. I have been suffering from a back ache for some time. But, it has worsened recently. As a result, I do not have much strength in my legs. However, I have already tested my back ache problem and the test result suggested that there was no major concern. I have been treating the problem regularly as well. Though I am not feeling 100 percent at the moment, I will continue to hang tough. So, please do not worry too much. I will definitely be better. My legs may have been weakened because of my back ache, but my head and eyes are fine. My voice is loud as per usual as well (lol). So, I can perform my duty fine.
The next match we will play will be a derby match. I am sure you know quite a bit about them based on the past. For me, it will be my first derby match to play since coming to Japan. However, having said that, I would like to regard the match in the same way as any other match we play. We will place high importance on every match we play and aspire to build upon every match we will play. Omiya Ardija has been strengthening themselves well by acquiring work-ready players every year. They are an excellent team. Therefore, I know the match we will play will be very tough just like the other matches we have played. Omiya Ardija may be in a better position than us as they have had one full week of training as they did not play a Yamazaki Nabisco Cup match on Wednesday like we did. However, we do not have to make an excuse. As we have been training ourselves well, we will do our best to play a good match with the aim to win.

[Urawa Reds Official Media (URD: OM)]

We will place high importance on every match we play-Team Manager Mischa