We will prepare ourselves well by concentrating on what we have to do – Team Manager Mischa  

Comment from Team Manager Mischa the day before the J. League 21st Sec match against FC Tokyo

Looking at the team members of FC Tokyo over the last few years, I believe they have a number of top quality players in the J. League. FC Tokyo has a large number of supporters and they are regarded as a high-quality team by the media and other coaches.

As for us, we always do all we can to fight through. However, it is difficult to achieve positive results all the time when playing soccer. Obviously, it was not good that we lost the Emperor’s Cup match. However, our team exerted themselves to the utmost to win the match and I didn’t think their performance was bad. Nonetheless, when playing soccer, you cannot expect to win all the time.

Urawa Reds is often subjected to harsh criticisms after a difficult match such as a drawn match even when the team is at the top in the J. League standings. For this reason, our players are under a lot of pressure and their surrounding environment is not easy for them. During this season, the team went through tough situations such as playing in a match without any spectators etc. I would like to see some resect paid to our team and players as the team has managed to come out on top currently despite these difficulties. As their team manager, I am always proud of what we have done. I would like our team players to be well prepared for their matches by concentrating on what they have to do during their training. As their team manager, I will fight to create a good environment and good conditions for our players to play at all times.

[Urawa Reds Official Media (URD:OM)]

We will prepare ourselves well by concentrating on what we have to do – Team Manager Mischa