J1 vs Kashiwa Reysol: Players’ Comments

Hotaru Yamaguchi

Q: Probably, you wanted to display the best performance that you have established under Mr Yoon for two years at the last home game of this season?
“ Yes, I was desperate for that. As he gave us everything and led us to get good results. I wished to show our best but we could not. It is shameful. I would like to apologize him for our poor performance. Mr Yoon tends to blame bad results on himself, so that we had to win. It is our responsibility.”

Q: At the ceremony after the game, you were at a loss for words. Were you emotional?
“I was ashamed that we were not able to display our best, and I will miss him very much as Mr Yoon, who led us to win many times, is leaving. We must show the best performance at the last game.”

Q: What did you learn from him most during the two years?
“Passion about a win. In the last season, I learned that you need to defend, while the team has many attackers. There were many games that we needed to play patiently. The persistence is what I learned from him. Personally, being in the same position as the manager played, I have learned a lot.

Kenyu Sugimoto

Q: For Mr Yoon, it was the last home game. How was the two years for you?
“ I had bad times and good times as a team and as individual, but, all in all, it was a fantastic time for me and I grew up. Now, almost everything is memory. I would like to finish this season with a victory. Having a good result in the last season, I tried to make it much better, but it ended with an unpleasant result. Perhaps, I had blown my own trumpet the most amongst the players, which is why I need to improve. However, the season has not yet finished, so I would like to win the last game.”