Winning another match was important for us-Team Manager Mischa  

Comment from Team Manager Mischa after the 2nd round of the Emperor’s Cup match against Volca Kagoshima

The first half of the match turned out to be very tough for us today. It became very tough as our opponent got ahead of us by scoring the first goal. We were not able to achieve what we were trying to achieve during the first half.

We played better and scored our second goal in the second half. We even created several opportunities to score other goals. However, we were not able to make the most of such opportunities, which is not new for our players. Starting the match from one o’clock in the afternoon around this time of the year was not easy for our players.

Nonetheless, we won another match and this was important for us. It was good that the match did not end with a dramatic upset. I imagine that our opponent kept their motivations high throughout the match. It was not easy for us to play a one-shot match against a team like them. It was good to win the match in the end. It was also good not only for me but also for those who observed the match to be able to confirm a few points regarding our players’ performance.
[Urawa Reds Official Media (URD: OM)]

Winning another match was important for us-Team Manager Mischa