Yokohama F. Marinos’ Socceroos defender Milos Degenek believes the Japanese side are starting to see the fruits of coach Ange Postecoglou’s labour.
The three-time J.League champions started the season slowly under the ex-Socceroos boss but won 3-0 against 2017 runners-up Kashima Antlers on Sunday to move up to 13th.
Postecoglou’s Brisbane Roar previously started slowly before going on to win one premiership and two championships with an attractive brand compared to the great Barcelona side.
“Ange has said that a few times that it’s normal in his game,” Degenek told FourFourTwo. “It takes a bit of time for things to click.
“We need to trust the process. We’re doing our best, we’re trusting the process.”
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Yokohama also grabbed worldwide attention after living Postecoglou’s mantra with a spectacular 17-pass goal from Hugo Vieira in last weekend’s 4-4 draw with Shonan Bellmare.
“With that goal it was very nice,” Degenek added. “It was one of the nicest goals around the world on that weekend.
“That’s the way we want to play football. We want to be attacking, creative and adventurous.
“There’s obviously two sides to that and when you defend, you’re quite open.
“We’re doing quite well and we need to just start getting the results we deserve.”