J1 vs Vissel Kobe: Manager’s Comments

Miguel Angel Lotina


In the first half, we put out quite a defensive side as Kobe dominated possession in an organized way. However, fortunately, we went into half-time with a 0-0 draw, thanks to my players’ good defense with minor defensive frailties. After intercepting a ball, we pressed ahead but were not patient. In this sense, the second half, our play was better, especially, our attack was good which helped to create a chance. After scoring a goal, we were the defensive side for a long time. Meanwhile, Kobe showed a good performance. For this game, I predicted that the team who scores first can be the winner. Fortunately, we scored an opening goal and ended without any dramatic change.