Hisanobu Watanabe met with Seibu Lions' owner Takashi Goto earlier today to file his report for the 2010 season. The meeting lasted about 10 minutes.
Said Goto, "We missed out on winning the PL and we couldn't get to the Final Stage of the Climax Series. I'm disappointed at the results, but I believe there's no one more disappointed than the manager. I'd like to see [Watanabe] use this as fodder for winning next season."
And Watanabe: "I'm really sorry that I couldn't meet the expectations of the fans and the owner. [This season] made me realize again just how important pitchers are. I would like to work on building a team that wins."