2019/22 Yuta Nakayama | Sai van Wermeskerken @ PEC Zwolle (NED)

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  1. SamuraiBlue2002

    SamuraiBlue2002 Member+

    Dec 20, 2008
    Club:
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    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
  2. Dax

    Dax Moderator
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    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Nice. Not a small investment, considering the foreigner minimum wage, for a club near the relegation zone. He should get plenty of playtime.
     
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  3. Whispered11

    Whispered11 Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    I think he'll develop in the end as DM rather than CB.
     
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  4. Gordon1995

    Gordon1995 Member+

    Oct 3, 2013
    Better for Japan imo. Hasebe's departure from Japan means that Japan need someone who can step up in this position. He and Misao can vie for this position.
     
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  5. YakYak

    YakYak Member

    Feb 9, 2009
    He played for the first time by coming on as a sub in the 82nd minute vs Emmen. Zwolle won 3-0.
     
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  6. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
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    Manchester United FC
    Starts the last game tonight!
     
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  7. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Second start in a row for Nakayama.

    Jaap Stam, Zwolle’s manager, just used Nakayama twice as a starter after the team secured their place in next season’s top division and no more had to face the mathematical risk of falling down to the relegation zone.

    Let’s hope that during the off-season Nakayama will get enough time to further adapt with the team and Stam’s tactics, and Nakayama will be a starter next season. My concern here is that his expected call-up to the Copa America will affect his off-season preparation with the team.

    In overall, I think it was a good first half season in Europe, given he is playing in defensive positions -which are quite critical- especially with his team not sure if they can escape the relegation or not.
    Playing under a legendary defender like Stam will surely help him grow, while it is confirming that the manager is giving him playing time when possible, unlike Itakura’s situation.
     
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  8. Whispered11

    Whispered11 Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Stam is going anyway to Feyenoord, but yes, six months of settling to Holland are perfectly normal.
     
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  9. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Japanese-Dutch right-back Sai van Wermeskerken officially joined PEC Zwolle in a 2+1 years contract:

    https://www.peczwolle.nl/nieuws/pec-zwolle-trekt-rechtsback-sai-van-wermeskerken-aan

    He is 25, former Japan Olympic team fringe player who played previously with them in the 2016 Toulon tournament, and he was playing the past 4 seasons in Dutch second division for both Dordrecht and Cambuur, respectively. He started in all of Cambuur’s matches last season as they narrowly missed on the promotion play-off spots.
     
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  10. Dax

    Dax Moderator
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    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Last season he also made it in the team of the league from what I remember.


    scored a great goal too.

    Anyway a great example of hard work. Yes, he had to play 4 seasons in the second div. when he came from Kofu but it was worth it. In Toulon he was very rough, now he's a solid player.
     
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  11. Is he anywhere near a spot in the national team?
     
  12. GunnerTNB

    GunnerTNB Member+

    Apr 4, 2011
    São Paulo
    Club:
    Botafogo Rio Janeiro
    No.
    (it might change if he plays regularly in the first division, though)
     
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  13. Dax

    Dax Moderator
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    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    First league game vs Willem. Nakayama starts, Sai on the bench.
     
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  14. Keren

    Keren Member+

    Feb 15, 2013
    France
    Club:
    Olympique de Marseille
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Nakayama on left back.
     
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  15. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Sai van Wermeskerken is starting his first Eredivisie after 4 seasons in the second division, and Zwolle is leading 1-2 now.

    I hope his perseverance will be rewarded.

    Meanwhile, Nakayama is still out injured.
     
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  16. YakYak

    YakYak Member

    Feb 9, 2009
    I'm excited for Sai to get his chance, whenever it happens.

    What's the nature of Nakayama's injury?
     
  17. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    I don’t know. It is reported that collided with a teammate during a training session earlier this month, but I couldn’t find anything about the nature of the injury. Sorry mate.
     
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  18. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    First full match for Sai. First win of the season for Zwolle after starting the season with 3 consecutive defeat and a draw.

    1-3 away win is a good result, let’s hope it will be the turning point for Zwolle and Sai will be an integral part of it.
     
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  19. Privacy rules in the Netherlands forbid to give medical information of people. You only can get that info from the person himself.
     
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  20. datschge

    datschge Member+

    Feb 9, 2014
    Germany
    Interesting. Does that include the info when they can be expected back healthy?
     
  21. I'm not an expert, but I think so, as it is info on his medical condition.
    I think it was last year those rules were under European Laws put in place.
     
  22. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Another start and first assist of the season for Sai, as his team is leading 4-2.
     
  23. Dax

    Dax Moderator
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    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Yeah I was lucky to catch it live. He delivered a good cross which turned into an header.
     
  24. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Two assists as his team won 6-2.

    Iranian striker Reza Goochannejhad came off the bench to score 4 goals, with one of them assisted by Sai.

    No news about Yuta Nakayama AFAIK.
     
  25. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Where could you watch it live?

    Traditional satellite TV channels and even digital streaming services (like DAZN) only show the top teams matches in the Dutch league, and I was happy to watch Keito Nakamura’s debut live as he was playing against PSV.
     

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