Moriyasu undaunted after Seoul loss

Moriyasu undaunted after Seoul loss

Sanfrecce Hiroshima manager Hajime Moriyasu reaffirmed that the team have not abandoned hope for advancing to the AFC Champions League’s Round of 16 following their 1-4 loss at FC Seoul on Tuesday.

The J.League champions sit in third place of Group F with no points following the result, with Seoul and Shandong Luneng top with six points each.

“In the first half it was a 50-50 fight, but over 90 minutes there was a clear difference that emerged and they beat us individually in the second half,” Moriyasu told reporters after the match. 

“We have to improve everyone’s level and become a more complete team. It’s been a rough start but we’ll fight on as long as we have a chance.”