J2 vs JEF United Chiba: Player’s Comments

Hotaru Yamaguchi

As I have said recently, our performances have not been bad. I felt we were good at keeping possession of the ball in the first half today. In the second half we were attacked on the counter often and made some simple mistakes. We were in a vicious cycle because each player kept the ball a little too long and then gave it just before conceding possession for a counter attack. It would have been better if we could have ended the first half at 0-0 when we were in a good rhythm. In the first half our attacks were good too, so we needed to continue playing like that throughout the rest of the game. We had enough players back when we conceded the first goal, so I think it happened because of a communication problem. We should not have conceded that goal.