I'm indebted to Scott McIntyre, an Australian football journalist who works for television network SBS, for providing me with this audio, the video version of which first appeared on SBS's The World Game website. Scott spent four years in Japan in the early 2000s and fell in love with The Gasmen, and he's still a proud Tokyo supporter from afar.
This podcast runs just under 16 minutes in two parts (broken up by a burst of music):
- Part 1 (up to 8mins 43 secs) Mr. Popovic talks about his hopes for FC Tokyo, the club's preparations for their A.C.L. debut, and what he expected from Brisbane.
- Part 2 (to end) from the mixed zone straight after the game, Mr. Popovic speaks about how pleased and satisfied he was with the 2-0 win and his priorities for the season in terms of juggling our J1 and A.C.L. fixture list.