J2 vs V-Varen Nagasaki: Manager’s Comments

Kiyoshi Okuma

We have some important players out injured, but those who took their places, especially the substitutes, did a very effective job and created danger for the opponents today. They also gave some concrete results in the form of goals – that was the difference today.

In the first half, however, we struggled with a few aspects of our play and didn't have the shots or opportunities we wanted, as well as giving away too many corners and other set pieces. That is one thing we need to improve, and we will analyse the video with that in mind as it will become even more important from now on as all the teams are more tired after playing through the tough summer.

We haven’t been able to get good results at home and have felt very sorry for the supporters. Despite that many people came to cheer the team on and today we got this victory together. We will keep playing as a team, including the substitutes – so let's keep fighting together until the end.