Japan will hope that they can depend on their star players to get them results in the World Cup. Hence, the experience of these players will very important.
However, they also have a mix of youth players in the team. Hence, this year’s team looks stronger and better than the 2018 World Cup team.
JAPAN AGAINST GERMANY POST-MATCH FULL REPORT
Japan are one of the best teams from the Asia continent. They are also one of the few teams of Asia that give a tough fight to the opposition teams. However, many thought, they would be destroyed by Germany in their first group match. Although, every prediction was wrong. They defeated Germany 2-1 in their first group match. It also became one of the most surprising results.
However, they deserved to win the match. This is because they kept on attacking in the second half of the match. Hence, Japan managed to turn the 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 win at full-time. Hence, they will now have to beat either Costa Rica or Spain to almost qualify for the Knockout rounds. Therefore, it looks like the perfect blend of young and senior players is working for them.
THE TEAM HAS A NUMBER OF TALENTED PLAYERS IN THE TEAM
Japan manager Hajime Moriyasu has said that they want to at least reach the quarterfinals of the World Cup. Hence, many were surprised by the statement. Although, it is realistically possible. This is because the squad has got a number of talented players. They are also playing in the top European leagues. Many of them also have the experience of playing in the Champions League.
One of the most important players is captain Maya Yoshida and current Arsenal defender Takheiro Tomiyasu. They also have the experience of Takumi Minamino. However, his club form with Monaco is certainly going to worry Japan. However, they have the rising star Kaoru Mitoma to call. The winger is in brilliant form for Brighton. Hence, his performances can certainly create a positive impact for Japan.
Hence, Japan will hope that they can win against Costa Rica. They will also try to put up a tough fight against high-flying Spain. Hence, it looks like this team is not here for attendance. This team is here to win games and impress in the World Cup.
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