[translation] Yusuke Igawa of Kawasaki Frontale's comment on Makoto Hasebe’s book
Recently I read a certain book by a certain someone. My impression after reading it is: what a reliable person! It’s Hasebe Makoto’s 『心を整える』 (Readying the heart)
Even though he’s a year younger, there’s a lot I can learn from him. The gravity of being Nippon daihyo’s captain, which isn’t something you can do half-heartedly.
It was quite pressuring for him.
Right now, even though we have different circumstances in our teams, I am also captaining my team.
Compared to him, I’m just a novice, and not that dependable yet!
But it really feels like a challenge. Right now the team is painstakingly establishing new play styles.
Through the season we haven’t been in our top form, I don’t think. And in these troubled times, how we deal with this, and how we can overcome this is the most important.
In the book, it was written:
『It’s because of times when we weren’t good that growth could come. You should always think that.』
Thinking personally and as a team, I wonder what our faults are and how we can be better. But as we think that, we should keep faith in ourselves and soldier through.
From now on, I ask for your guidance.
Sorry for any inaccuracies. Was done in a hurry. Gonna go grab that dinner now.
Thank you for reading the translation, and thank you for not copy-pasting the posts :3