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11.08.27

We will play our own soccer in the away match-Team Manager Petrovic  

Comment from Team Manager Petrovic the day before the J. League 24 Sec. against Cerezo Osaka

In my opinion, Cerezo Osaka is one of the best teams in the J. League. We will play against such a team tomorrow. I think Cerezo plays so well. However, there are many elements in soccer that decide the overall result. Therefore, even though the team plays well, there are times that they can not achieve good results just like us. Although Cerezo Osaka is not currently ranked where it should be, the team plays such good soccer. I believe that if both our teams play well, we will be able to show a fantastic match tomorrow.
We would not like to play a defensive game just because we will be playing an away match tomorrow. We would like to go forward and play our own game to score three points. Our opponent team has fantastic players. But, we should not be fearful of them and play defensively. We should go forward and gain three points so that we can come back to Urawa feeling good.
I believe our supporters and spectators can see a very interesting match tomorrow as both Cerezo Osaka and Urawa Reds aim to play an aggressive match. Just like us, though Cerezo Osaka plays well they are not ranked where they should be at the moment. We are ranked where we are as a result of finishing matches with a draw even when we controlled the match or were in the position of winning the match. I assume the story was the same with Cerezo. Though they may have faced some difficult situations due to the ACL or from players who had to leave the team for a while, they play very good soccer overall. Therefore, I believe that Cerezo Osaka will also be able to come back higher in the ranking in the future.
[Urawa Reds Official Media (URD: OM)]