June 3rd 19:00 Kick-off at City Light Stadium
Fagiano Okayama 2-0 Tokushima Vortis
First Half 0-0
second half 2-0
71′ Stephen Mook
90 minutes Ryo Tabei
Number of visitors 10,256
■ Directed by Takayuki Kiyama
The previous division was a very difficult game, and today was a game where it was important to win and show our identity, so I think the players really showed their current strengths.
I think the way football is played and the system has had an effect on the outcome of the game, but more than that, today the players are instinctive, or rather, they have the instinct to give their best. good job in that part. That was the best.
So far, we have given role rather than superiority or inferiority to the players who come in from the middle of the game, but after all, the players want to start from the beginning, and those who has played that role well will make the first half of the game good, and this time the players who came in from the middle of the game did what they had to do from the center, and when we were able to do that, I think we were strong.
More than 10,000 people came to the stadium today, and I would like to thank everyone who supported us. At the same time, we will be able to play the next league game at home, and we will have the Emperor’s Cup on Wednesday. I want everyone to prepare well and do their best.
The defensive line was a three man team today for the first time, but it still worked very well together. I’m glad I was able to defend against a pinch.
In the game against Tochigi, we played a disappointing game as a team and as an individual, and after that frustrating experience, I wanted to show the fans who came to see us today that we would stand up, and I’m very pleased that we were able to show that in the end. . The cheering of the fans gave our backs a boost, and although it was a difficult time, the cheering gave us vitality and we were able to move our legs, so I’m grateful.
I’ve been feeling frustrated for the past week. From the warm-up, I was determined to hit this fight anyway, and I managed to show that in the match as well.
We have a lot of fans supporting us, and we are more specific about winning. I want to win for everyone, so keep supporting me.
■ Ryo Tabei
As a substitute, my role was to close the game, but I thought that if I had a chance, I would go on.
I don’t remember much about the goal scene, but when I saw the video, I could match my left foot well where the ball was slightly floating. I’m glad I ran in there. When I got to the counter, I knew there would be people behind me even if I left. I could see the whole thing and play.
Seeing the players of the same age on the team working hard makes me want to do my best, and I also want to produce results and inspire others my age. I want to focus on results.
I was happy to score my first J-League goal, and I knew from the big screen that there were over 10,000 fans there during the game. I wanted to repay the favor with some kind of result, and I’m glad I was able to win. In the last game, I showed the fans what was wrong and the result, so I’m glad I was able to fix that.
Home power is great. I will not forget that I am supported by the 12th player, and as an individual, I still have very little playing time, so I would like to appeal from practice tomorrow and do my best to produce results and contribute to the victory.