JDT head coach Héctor Bidoglio, admitting it could be a tricky check for his gamers, mentioned the Malaysian champions had decided to provide their greatest.
“It’ll be a tough recreation however we’ll take to the match decided to point out our greatest,” mentioned the Venezuelan.
“We’ve got harassed to the gamers about the significance of the sport, and the necessity to keep centered.”
Bidoglio, who took the cost of JDT simply three weeks in the past, mentioned it wasn’t actually a tough process to imagine the put up as he inherited a squad of gamers who know what they need.
“The gamers have the incredible mentality. They know their capabilities and we will match Urawa.
“Urawa is an excellent aspect, who wish to play quick balls and press. The important thing level is to have the ball. If we do that, it is going to be extra manageable for us.”
JDT goalkeeper Farizal Marlias mentioned the gamers had been trying ahead to lock horns with one in all Asia’s prime golf equipment.
“We labored very exhaustingly to advance to this stage however we need to go additional. We’re trying ahead to taking part in towards Urawa,” mentioned Farizal.
In contrast to JDT, who’s a course for yet one more league title domestically, Urawa is method off the tempo in Japan with Ricardo Rodriguez’s aspect seventh within the standings and trailing pacesetters Yokohama F. Marinos by 13 factors.
The 2-time AFC Champions League winners, nevertheless, will go into the tie on the again of two spectacular wins within the J.League Cup and J League, which Rodriguez mentioned was a lift forward of the JDT tie.
“It was essential for us to reach right here (qualify for the Spherical of 16) and now is essential to have good video games,” mentioned Rodriguez. “We’re taking part in at residence and that’s good however having mentioned that we should play an ideal recreation as the extent of all of the groups could be very excessive.”
Rodriguez mentioned he’s impressed with JDT’s progress and mentioned Urawa should tread with a warning towards the Malaysian aspect.
“Johor has improved tremendously since 2015 and so they have good native and international gamers.
“I don’t anticipate a simple match in any respect. They’ve defeated prime Japanese and Korean groups and we should play at a really excessive stage if we need to win.”
Venue: Saitama Stadium 2002 (Saitama)
Kick-off: 7:00PM , MALAYSIA TIME.