Japan is not going to concern Germany of their World Cup opener on Wednesday regardless of Asian groups enduring a torrid event to date, striker Takuma Asano says. Hosts Qatar misplaced 2-0 to Ecuador in Sunday’s opening recreation and had been outplayed, whereas Iran had been on the flawed finish of a 6-2 thumping by England the following day. Lightning-quick ahead Asano is satisfied Japan is not going to endure the identical destiny after they tackle the Germans in Group E and stated the Blue Samurai have “nothing to concern”.
“For certain there’s a distinction within the stage of Asian groups in comparison with Europe and South America, and we’re nonetheless not there but,” stated the Bochum striker.
“However you by no means know what is going on to occur at a event like this.
“You want numerous qualities like approach and ways however the senior gamers preserve telling me that the factor you want when it counts is to be the staff that basically desires it.”
Japan have eight gamers at Bundesliga golf equipment of their squad and demand they may don’t have any inferiority advanced after they take to the pitch in Doha.
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Defender Takehiro Tomiyasu, who performs within the Premier League with Arsenal, stated Japan will have to be pragmatic however admitted their precedence is to not concede objectives.
“I do not suppose we have to give them an excessive amount of respect,” stated Tomiyasu.
“In fact we’ve to be sensible at occasions. I feel we might want to alter the stability relying on what occurs within the match.”
Japan have additionally been drawn with Costa Rica and Spain in a troublesome Group E.
The four-times Asian champions have by no means gone additional than the second roud of a World Cup however ahead Takumi Minamino just isn’t daunted by the standard of the opposition in Qatar.
“Most of Japan’s gamers play abroad and we’re competing with gamers from around the globe,” stated the previous Liverpool man, who’s now at Monaco.
“With Japan, our opponents is perhaps ranked larger than us, however that simply offers us an underdog mindset and that is how we’re approaching it.”
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