J1 vs FC Tokyo: Player’s Comments

Kenyu Sugimoto

Q: Your penalty-kick goal was added at very good timing, don’t you think?

“I was watching the Levain Cup game (semi-finals’ 2nd leg) when I was in Saudi Arabia, and though Cerezo was 2 goals up, lost a goal away very quickly, then struggled from that point and ended up as a draw, so we were talking today that to start the 2nd half tightly. Though we had one threatening scene, otherwise we did well I think, however opponent scored 1st, so I was thinking unless we focused at that point we would lose. I was much aware of importance of the next goal, so it came at very good timing.”