Fujita ready for new environment at Vissel

Fujita ready for new environment at Vissel

Vissel Kobe last week formally introduced defender Naoyuki Fujita along with his fellow new arrivals in the team’s season-opening press conference.

The 28-year-old joined the club from Sagan Tosu, where he served as team captain for several seasons.

“This is the first time I’ve changed clubs so I’m looking forward to a fresh start at Vissel Kobe,” Fujita said in his remarks.

“There were a lot of factors that went into my decision (to join the club), but the biggest was that I wanted to enter a new environment and force myself to improve. I wanted to play under coach Nelsinho.”

Vissel will start the MEIJI YASUDA J1 League season on February 27 against Ventforet Kofu.