Urawa confident they will be crowned kings of Asia
Striker Shinzo Koroki is confident that Urawa Red Diamonds will turn the tables on Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal today as the Japanese side look to fight back from a first-leg loss to claim a record third Asian Champions League title. Andre Carrillo’s goal in Riyadh two weeks ago separates the teams ahead of their meeting at Saitama Stadium as Urawa aim to lift the trophy they won in 2007 and 2017. Victory over Al Hilal would make the J-League side the first team to win the title on three occasions. But Tsuyoshi Otsuki’s side will need to put in an improved performance after a disappointing showing in Saudi Arabia. “Even though we lost the first leg 1-0 we still have a chance and what you saw in Saudi Arabia and what you guys will see tomorrow will be two different things, I’m very sure of that,” Koroki said.