Japan @ Asian Cup 2019

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  1. Kakeru

    Kakeru Member

    Manchester United
    Japan
    Feb 22, 2016
    #WeTheNorth
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    FT: Japan 3-2 Turkmenistan.

    The good news is that Japan have the 3 points. However, the bad news is that there is plenty of work to do at the back. That kind of sloppiness won't forgive against the better teams.
     
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  2. HTCONEM8

    HTCONEM8 Member

    May 16, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Stressful to watch, congrats nonetheless.
    With that kind of laughable defense, I really hope JNT doesn't get teams with speedy forwards like the Saudis in 2nd round.
     
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  3. Whispered11

    Whispered11 Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Yamaguchi has been axed, he hasn't.
     
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  4. mushu21_2

    mushu21_2 Member

    Manchester United
    Vietnam
    Sep 1, 2018
    The only positive from this match for me is Tomiyasu. For a very tall guy he is quite quick with good technique.
    I still keep my view that the coach see the group matches as 'training' opportunity, the players are better than that but their attitudes toward this game nearly costed them 3 points.

    On the side note, Yoshida looked exhausted to dead all match. Hope his stamina could keep up the upcoming games.

    Oh, and biggest problem is not CBs. Makino is bad, Tomiyasu is the future, we all know that. The real problem is GK.
     
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  5. yanagibashi

    yanagibashi Member

    Eintracht Braunschweig
    Japan
    Jan 3, 2018
    gonda:
    some important saves for a terrible defence. that goal conceded was a belter.

    sakai:
    as usual very strong in defence with nothing in attack. he was once highly rated in the j league for his crossing.

    yoshida:
    important leader but continu to make me nervous against these lesser known asian strikers.

    makino:
    okay. made risky choices playing out from the back.

    nagatomo:
    full of running, great runs in the second half. nice assist.

    tomiyasu:
    solid performance despite his inexperience. made some nice tackles to break up the counter.

    shibasaki:
    dreadful first half, looked slow and heavy exactly like someone who has barely played club football this season. improved in the second half.

    haraguchi:
    like shibasaki grew into the game. expected more from an experienced player like him.

    minamino:
    was he playing.

    doan:
    over played things in the first half. showed promising moments throughout. very well taken goal.

    osako:
    two goals. keep them coming.
     
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  6. Kakeru

    Kakeru Member

    Manchester United
    Japan
    Feb 22, 2016
    #WeTheNorth
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    He should have left Southampton earlier instead of playing all those matches in the festive period.
     
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  7. yanagibashi

    yanagibashi Member

    Eintracht Braunschweig
    Japan
    Jan 3, 2018
    unfortunately this will only get worse. sure there are some really promising youth gk coming through the system but at the end of the day there are way too many korean/foreign gk blocking their development.

    since when did a j league club show some faith in a young japanese gk.
     
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  8. gamban98

    gamban98 Member

    Dec 7, 2013
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Doan became the youngest Japanese scorer ever in the competition.
     
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  9. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Just watched the highlights. First goal for Turkmenistan was great, nothing they could do about that. But look before the penalty, what is Makino doing? Looks like he is running a sunday morning run, not even trying to get closer to the ball. So bad.

    Great first goal by Osako, easy second, although it looked like he could've missed it, would have been typical Osako. Hope this was a wake up call yes. Let see.

    Depressing surroundings with little attendance.
     
  10. _katsukun_

    _katsukun_ Member

    Jun 23, 2010
    Belgium
    Club:
    RSC Anderlecht
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    What happened to Nakamura between Russia and now?
     
  11. teioh

    teioh Member+

    Apr 17, 2012
    The same moment turk #7 was handling the ball totally free I thought "Why the f*ck none cares about this dude that will shoot in a moment" and then he scored.
    Gonda laughable but it's not his mistake simply these are his limits. Kawashina did the same in 2010 vs Netherlans but at the end of the day he did an amazing WC. Hope the same goes for Gonda this time.
    Osako ala Ronaldo: playing barely average but scoring twice, giving his team the 3 points and turning into the mvp as in his first WC match. Very good.

    Now all the big ones had a not so good debut match, let's see if they find the shape in the second round.
     
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  12. Whispered11

    Whispered11 Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    That's why playing an AFC Asian Cup in the West is tough. And I don't think Qatar 2022 will be so much better.

    Attendances in Australia 2015 were so much better.
     
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  13. HTCONEM8

    HTCONEM8 Member

    May 16, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Ikr? No passion, no hype, nothing. You might see it in their own Arab teams matches but in other teams matches you would only hear crickets chirp. Money talks.
     
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  14. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    We all knew if would be like this right? Regarding attendance etc.
     
  15. mushu21_2

    mushu21_2 Member

    Manchester United
    Vietnam
    Sep 1, 2018
    Uzbekistan 2-1 Oman
    Despite the result, Oman played better, lots of possession with aggressive and physical attacks.

    I think Oman had more than 10 shots on target, vs Uzbekistan's 3~4
    Uzbekistan's GK pulled some exceptional, Casillas-like saves; on the other hand Oman's GK let in 2 very manageable shots.
     
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  16. HTCONEM8

    HTCONEM8 Member

    May 16, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    I really have a bad feeling about the game against Oman. Hopefully, the defense get their shit together and make watching the match less stressful.
     
  17. Ogasawara

    Ogasawara Member

    Jun 15, 2014
    Club:
    Kashima Antlers
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Well it will be an interesting challenge and an important match. Anything else than a convincing win means that Japan is not ready to win the title. This match will give us the answer weather Moriyasu is capable of managing a team at this level.
    I certainly look forward to this match.
     
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  18. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    North Korea is looking horribly bad this tournament.

    After losing the first match against Saudi Arabia 0-4, they are trailing by the same scoreline against Qatar now by the 60 minutes mark.

    Even the likes of India, Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan are progressing and putting a brace fight than opponents stonger than them.

    As of now North Korea is the worst team among the whole 24, even worse then Yemen.

    How this team degressed in such a manner?
     
  19. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Japan's starting line-up against Oman:

    Gonda.
    H. Sakai - Yoshida - Tomiyasu - Nagatomo.
    W. Endo - Shibasaki.
    Doan - Minamino - Haraguchi.
    Kitagawa.
     
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  20. Ogasawara

    Ogasawara Member

    Jun 15, 2014
    Club:
    Kashima Antlers
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Replacing Makino with Tomiyasu and the inclusion of Endo are good decisions. But I am not really sure why he replaced Osako with Kitagawa. He could have chosen Muto and he does not seem to have a lot of trust in Inui. It is not like that Haraguchi or Minamino were really great in the last game
     
  21. mushu21_2

    mushu21_2 Member

    Manchester United
    Vietnam
    Sep 1, 2018
    With Oman's attacking style, I want a solid match from Nagatomo and Sakai
     
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  22. teioh

    teioh Member+

    Apr 17, 2012
    Streams? I can't find the official youtube live.
     
  23. _katsukun_

    _katsukun_ Member

    Jun 23, 2010
    Belgium
    Club:
    RSC Anderlecht
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Not the best at least it's something
     
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  24. teioh

    teioh Member+

    Apr 17, 2012
    #74 teioh, Jan 13, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2019
    I need some japanese commentary. The match is awful without it :sick:

    Well...
     
  25. HTCONEM8

    HTCONEM8 Member

    May 16, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Was that a penalty? The people around me here in the cafe are saying otherwise. The replay angles are not helping either.

    Anyways, good performance so far and if JNT had a bit of luck, it could've been 3-0.
     
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