Suwon looking for revenge

Kashiwa crushed Suwon 6-2 in the group stage of the AFC Champions League in 2013 after the K-League club missed three out of the four penalties they were awarded. But, Seo is confident that the scoreline will be very different during the first leg of their round of 16 match. 

"This is the second round and the first leg is very important," Seo told the official AFC website. "We are ready to do all we can to get the win at home. Kashiwa have a good record against Korean teams, but already this year we have defeated Urawa Reds home and away and we are confident we can do well.

"We are looking to recover from that big defeat of two years ago and the players are keen to do so also. We have some players who have bad memories of that game especially Jong Tae-se who missed two penalties."

Seo admitted that he is particularly worried about Kashiwa striker Masato Kudo as the 25-year-old scored twice against Suwon two years ago and already has three goals to his name in this year's tournament. 

"Kudo is a player we know we have to be careful of," Seo said. "He scores plenty of goals.

"His movement is excellent and he can pull defenders out of position and so can help others score too.

"We know that Kashiwa have class all over the field, but we are in good form too and we are looking forward to this game."

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