J2 vs Ehime FC: Manager’s Comments

Kiyoshi Okuma

We had a hard schedule but the players did well and overcame that. They had a good mentality too, but we needed to show our strength and take our chances in front of goal when they arrived. We needed to win the second balls more, and other players needed to be moving beyond Yoichiro (Kakitani) to attack. If we could do that, we would have been able to score.

Our wide players have good ideas but need to challenge to attack more. Then we would win more corners and cause the opposition problems. Of course challenging in that way comes with a risk, too, but we have to do that. Now our players can rest a little, although we want to improve some aspects and battle in the next game along with our supporters.