J1 Section 4

Kincho Stadium
Attendance:13,086人
Cerezo OSAKA
  • Yamamura (70')
Sagan Tosu
1-0
0-0 1-0

Team Manager comment

  • 【full time】
    “I am so glad to have the 1st J1 league victory. And I would like to thank the players who achieved it. Today, all the players faced the game with a strong will to win, they kept their concentration until right to the end, and even after the goal they kept their solid defence, I think it was because all of them kept their concentration and the desire until the end. Also, because we had so many supporters who were giving us the strongest power, the players could keep running until the end. I also would like thank to supporters of Sagun Tosu who came all the way to our stadium from far away. That brought me back my old memories and also gave me brand-new spirit. We managed to have the cup victory (J-League YBC Levain Cup) and the J1 league victory back to back just before the mid-break, so we can have a real good holiday.”

Players comment

  • ■ Kazuya Yamamura
    “I am so glad to win today.”

    Q: Please describe about your winning goal.
    “Yasu (Yasuki Kimoto) was unmarked and made the return cross, so I was thinking ‘come here, come here’, then it came, so I’m so glad I could execute.”

    Q: About the current system as you are in front line, do you think you could make the chance in the flow?
    “I was very conscious about linking with a good distance between Hiroshi (Kiyotake), Kenyu (Sugimoto), and Yoichiro (Kakitani). And also, for defence, I tried to keep my eye on the player in front of the central mid-fielder.“

    Q: Towards end of the game, you became one of the 3 back defenders, and working hard by going back and forward…?
    “At the Levain Cup game, I was one of the 3 backs too. So I understood what Mr Yoon was aiming, and I think I did well.”

    Q: Yoon Jung-Hwan put trust in you, and how do you feel about his instruction?
    “It was a quite new experience for me, as I don’t often take the front line position. And when I was at the back, I thought about safety play as our work would be needed at last, and as that was what required I was playing safely when I was at back.

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