Emperor’s Cup vs Ventforet Kofu: Manager’s Comments

Yoon Jonghwan

“During this hard schedule, we came over to the away match of the Emperor’s Cup 16th round, and we suffered by that busy schedule. The suffering showed up on the pitch today. Even though the lads tried to play with their eagerness, they struggled to finish off the attacks, and lacked their harmonious. They really tried hard until to the end, but there must of been something was missing and lost a goal at the real end. I am sorry we couldn’t show the good result to those many people came along to support us. By watching today’s game, I felt the gap between those guys and the players who play for the league matches. It’s probably the fatigue and other elements too, but it’s important to narrow that gap. I totally trusted all the guys I sent to the pitch today, and they all worked very hard, but unfortunately couldn’t bring the result. It became the last match of the Emperor’s Cup today, but we’ll have a league match coming 2 days later. It’ll be very tough for both mentally and physically, but we must go over it. I hope today’s defeat won’t put the players down. We still have lots of matches to play. I want to keep trying hard with our head up.”