Four of Albirex Niigata winter signings DF Tomisawa, MF Hara, Thiago Galhardo and FW Roni made the first appearance for the team in a J League opening game last weekend. Furthermore Roni, Galhardo and Hara made J League debut. As for Hara, He also opened his professionl appearance acccount.
In the game Tomisawa led to solid defense as a veteran player. Hara played full time with unrookielike calm performance. Roni threatened oppornets with his speed several times and assisted an Tanaka's equlizer from a counter attack. Galhardo played final 9 minutes as a substitute but showed his glimpse to us by passing thrugh ball to Roni.
Hope them to keep playing well for Niigata.
In 3mins, Yamazaki's shot in and from penalty area was just wide after Rony passed a ball with his heal after sneaking a penalty area with counter attack. Three minutes later Yano threatened the goal again but his header from corner kick hit a left post of the goal. In 36 mins
In 2nd half Hiroshima gradually got able to attacks Niigata goal and in 57 mins Hiroshima made an opener. Morita stopped Mizumoto's free header from right corner but the deflection was pushed into the goal by Hiroshima's new signing Kudo.
After that, the home side treated the ball well and it seemed that Niigata got unable to creat chances.
-Get one point from opening game, away game and game against big club, Hiroshima(also draw from behind).
-All players undestand strategy(speedy attacks and solid defence)
-Four players make debut for Niigata(Rony, Hara, Tomisawa, Galhardo)
-Sakai's freekick(In 50 minute free kick is spectacular. It was just wide of the goal but he would be a candidate of kicker.
-counterattacks and set pieces are only variations of attacking.
-One-off attacking.(Not leading to successive attack)
-Yano's sent off with reckless challenge. He is expected to be suspended next game.
-Rony and Yamazaki don't have height so they can't beat oppornents for high ball like Goal kick.
Thank you for the game. First of all, I would like to thank Many of Niigata supporters who came to far away place and encouraged us. We could get well into the game in an early part and created two big chances but couldn't take them.
- OrangeBlue882FT #albirex 1-1 #sanfrecce Veteran MF Tatsuya Tanaka saved the team. Away game, Against Hiroshima, One point but good enough for Niigata.02/25 16:03
- OrangeBlue882'71 Tanaka's leveler assisted by Rony #albirex 1-1 #sanfrecce Thanks Tatsuya!02/25 15:35
- OrangeBlue882HT #albirex 0-0 #sanfrecce Niigata's defence is stable. Created some chances. Yano's header from CK hit the woodwork.02/25 14:57
- OrangeBlue882Go #albirex Niigata!02/25 14:07
- OrangeBlue882#albirex Niigata vs #sanfrecce Hiroshima preview video by #jleague #HRSNGT KO14:00 https://t.co/RDWle1occl02/25 13:06
- OrangeBlue882FW Honi, MF Hara DF Tomisawa are making #albirex debut as they starts against #sanfrecce #HRSNGT #jleague KO14:0002/25 12:55
- OrangeBlue882#albirex subs against Hiroshima Otanani Song Maeno Galhardo Tanaka Homma Hiramatsu #HRSNGT KO14:00 #jleague02/25 12:48
- OrangeBlue882#albirex XI against Hiroshima GK Morita DF Yano Tomisawa Ono N.Sakai MF Hara Koizumi Kato Naruoka FW Yamazaki Honi #HRSNGT02/25 12:45
- OrangeBlue882Today is a #jleage 2017 season opening day! #albrex Niigata visit EDION stadium to meet #sanfrecce Hirosima. KO14:00JST Go Niigata! #HRSNGT02/25 10:13
- OrangeBlue882#jpred Niigata who survive 13 seasons in top league. they have piled experience in their history so belive their survival as they've done.02/25 08:42
- OrangeBlue882#jpred many people predicts Niigata would relegate. might be weak squad in 14 season. However they are not original 10 but one of J1 team..02/25 08:36
Update:13 February 2017
田中 達也（タナカ タツヤ）
Jersey No. 14
Born:Yamaguchi, 27 Nov. 1982
First Professional Game/First J League Game:29 Apr. 2001 Urawa vs Kashima(J League 1st Div.)
First Professional Goal/First J League Goal:6th May 2001 Urawa vs Tokyo V.(J League 1st Div.)
Albirex Debut:2 Mar. 2013 Niigta vs C.Osaka(J League 1st Div.)
First Albirex Goal:18th May 2013 Niigata vs Oita Trinita(J League 1st Div.)
- OrangeBlue882#albirex Niigata plans two more training games before the league opener. They are held confidentially on this Friday and Saturday.02/12 20:51
- OrangeBlue882#albirex preseason scorers Hiramatsu*4, N.Sakai*2, Ibusuki*3, Yamazaki, Roni, Galhardo,Tanaka, Mori, Kawata,Koizumi, Trainee02/12 20:36
- OrangeBlue882TRG results 45min*2*2 games #albirex Niigata 1-2 #ehimefc Scorer: Koizumi #albirex 2-0 #kataller Toyama Scorer: Ibusuki, Hiramatsu02/12 20:33
- OrangeBlue882『Albirex Players: Masaru Kato』Orange'Blue｜https://t.co/2jGpQcQYuX02/12 11:15
- OrangeBlue882『Albirex Players: Hiroshi Ibusuki』Orange'Blue｜https://t.co/CVOA7ncFqa02/12 10:31
- OrangeBlue882『Albirex Players: Ryohei Yamazaki』Orange'Blue｜https://t.co/rKTLyzkNzu02/12 09:01
- OrangeBlue882『Albirex Players: Takanori Maeno』Orange'Blue｜https://t.co/erJrDo7nVt02/12 07:57
- OrangeBlue882Musashi Suzuki is a now 23 years old, not 22 years, sorry about mistake.02/12 06:49
加藤 大（カトウ マサル）
Jersey No. 13
Born:Fukuoka, 7 May 1991
Former Club: Mitsubishi Yowa- Niigata- Ehime(Loan)
Masaru Kato joined from Mitsubishi Yowa SC youth in 2010.
In 2012 he had moved to J2 side Ehime on loan he played a regular role with 61 appearance and 11 goals in two seasons.
In 2014 He had came back to Niigata and year by year he has incleased games to play.
According to Opta data, He is the one of the most longest running men in a game.
Albirex Debut/First Professional Game/First J League Game; 11 September 2010 Niigta vs G.Osaka(J League 1st Div.)
First J League Goal; 21 October 2012 Ehime vs Machida(J League 2nd Div.)
First Albirex Goal/First J1 Goal; 20 June 2015(J League 1st Div.)
山崎 亮平（ヤマザキ リョウヘイ）
Jersey No. 9
Born:Niigata, 14 March. 1989
Ryohei Yamazaki joined Niigata from Jubilo Iwata in 2015 after he spent 8 seasons at Iwata where he had begun his professinal career and contributed to winning the league cup in 2010
He had got a regular role soon after his participation to Niigata.
His dribling always thretens opppornents.
First Professional Game: 9 May 2007 Iwata vs Oita(J League Cup)
First J1 League Game: 30 March 2008 Iwata vs Kobe(J League 1st Div.)
First Professional Goal: 10 October 2010 Iwata vs Kawasaki(J League CUP)
First J1 League Goal; 7 May. 2011 Iwata vs Yamagata(J League 1st Div.)
Albirex Debut: 7 March 2015 Niigata vs Tosu(J League 1st Div.)
Albirex First Goal: 8 April 2015 Niigata vs Tosu(J League Cup)