Japan said on Tuesday that with an inspiration from Saudi Arabia the Samurai’s are determined to beat the Germans in their first group game of the World Cup in Qatar.
Hajime Moriyasu the head coach of the Japanese national football team said, “We would like to exert our best performance, play aggressively and with perseverance.”
Moriyasu has been preaching to his squad to be “adaptable to the situation.”
Japan and German will battle for victory today (Wednesday) in Group E opener at Khalifa International Stadium.
With Asian teams initially struggling at the tournament, Moriyasu said now was the time for his squad to “show the world what we can do.”
Germany manager Hansi Flick said Tuesday that Japan’s squad has all the qualities required to give his team a difficult time.
Flick called himself a “big fan” of Japanese soccer before going on to compliment the tactical intelligence, skills and execution of the Samurai Blue players, especially those based in Germany.