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Shimizu S-Pulse’s momentum may have faded in recent weeks, but manager Kenta Hasegawa has plenty to smile about as his side heads into the two-month World Cup shutdown on top of the J. League.

S-Pulse have led the way for most of the campaign, and currently sit three points ahead of second-place Nagoya Grampus with Kashima Antlers one behind with a game in hand. After falling to pieces toward the end of last season, the signs are that Hasegawa’s team is far better equipped to handle the pressure this time round.

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