Levain Cup vs Vissel Kobe: Player’s Comments

Kota Fujimoto

The game against Hiroshima in the Levain cup was the same as today’s game. It was oppressing. But having had such an experience before, I could play calmly, thinking this game is our pace. It was hard, but we all are not persmistic. So, all in all, it was a good game.

Q: Do you think that your team was able to play your tactics for the Levain cup?
"Well, to be honest, we should have done more passing, but our stamina was not strong enough to keep going, partially because of the high humidity and massive heat. In retrospect, there could have been some way to deal with such circumstances."

Q: You are the top in the league table, waiting for the final game. You’ve completed the group stage with 4 wins and 2 draws, haven’t you?
"It depends on our opponent. I must have fingers crossed to go through in first position. For me, it was a good performance in the group stage being beaten."