Official 2019 Samurai Blue thread

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Samurai Warrior, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. Interiores

    Interiores Member

    BVB Dortmund
    Japan
    Jun 3, 2016
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    He's ready to start for Real Madrid, if Zidane's got the balls, unfortunately, he hasn't got one.
     
  2. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    He is too individualistic, not a team player, he is still a raw material, and he was not ready to start for Real Madrid.
     
  3. Interiores

    Interiores Member

    BVB Dortmund
    Japan
    Jun 3, 2016
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    You certainly didn't watch him enough.

    Well, we're leading 4-0, but it wouldn't work against decent opponents.
    Shibasaki's on and off performance is really worrying given that he's the main man who run our midfield.
     
  4. teioh

    teioh Member+

    Apr 17, 2012
    Any decent stream?
     
  5. Interiores

    Interiores Member

    BVB Dortmund
    Japan
    Jun 3, 2016
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Mine is the paid one. Soon to be expired. :cry:

    Overall, a rather dull performance. Nakajima is invisible so far. Shibasaki is a passanger.
     
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  6. yudum

    yudum Member

    Jan 10, 2015
    Club:
    Consadole Sapporo
    Tomiyasu is the latest victim of JFA's commercialism. I hope his injury isn't serious.
     
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  7. SamuraiBlue2002

    SamuraiBlue2002 Member+

    Dec 20, 2008
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Probably the most headed goals ever scored by Japan in a match.
     
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  8. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    I’m watching him well enough.

    Nakajima and Shibasaki were both disappointing.

    It seems that Shibasaki is playing one good match and goes in hibernation for the next 10 matches.

    Nakajima had his worst performance playing for Japan at any level (even while in the underage teams he did not played such an uninspired match), he seems disinterested and forced to play.

    Nagai clearly not the ideal replacement for Osako, neither does Kamada.


    The match witnessed a scary amount of wasted chances, if Japan scored half of them the scoreline would have been 12-0 or even 15-0.

    This match was an ideal opportunity to give Kubo some playing time in hope that he scores his maiden international goal, but Moriyasu tempted instead to sub-in Haraguchi to play in the left in order to make Nakajima play under the top.
    Speaking about Nakajima playing under the top, it really made Nakajima’s play and contribution better than playing on the left-wing.

    Ito was single-handedly the man of the match, while Endo and Minamino coming after him respectively.

    The defence were never tested, while both CBs, especially Yoshida, made some nice build-up from the back line.

    3 points are 3 points, but the last pass, the finishing, the drive of some players were concerning in this match.

    Lastly, let’s hope Tomiyasu is not injured badly, as the real challenge of the qualifying round is to pass without getting any of our key players injured and halt their careers.
     
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  9. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Yes, I believe it is.

    5 headed goals in one match for Japan is impressive, even if the opponent was Mongolia, but it shows that Japan NT players has the willingness to score by headers.
    Good corner-kicks delivery from Nakajima + Sharp and precise aerial crosses by Junya Ito played a big part in Japan scoring so many goals from headers. While Shibasaki’s delivery from corner-kicks had not been effective for a while, and Doan is not a natural winger who sprints and crosses regularly.

    Let’s hope Junya Ito will be given more chances as a starter, and Nakajima will be assigned as the default corner-kicks taker instead of Shibasaki.
     
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  10. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Did not watch the game, thanks for the thoughts. 6-0 is what you can expect I think. What bothers me is that some players have been so weak for a long time, Im thinking of Doan, Shibasaki and Nakajima. Every player do that , but for such a long time. Even against weaker opponents they fail. Its worrying.
     
  11. Saku²

    Saku² Member+

    Aug 22, 2009
    Club:
    FC Salzburg
    You can't create a team if you're constantly sitting out players when you think you're gonna win anyway...
     
  12. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's not like they can get out of playing these matches. At least they don't have to play Asian Cup qualifying anymore after the AFC smartly merged it with WCQ semis.
     
  13. mushu21_2

    mushu21_2 Member

    Manchester United
    Vietnam
    Sep 1, 2018
    Yes, he goes along with the team's current direction: fast and direct. One inverted winger is enough to slow down the team, an orthodox winger on the other end makes the attacking flow more smooth. Doan and Kubo can wait, at least showing a consistent scoring/assisting record in the clubs before claiming a default starter position in national team.
     
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  14. yamatoship

    yamatoship Member

    Jun 25, 2019
    Doan has many haters but his defensive contribution is statistically far superior in comparison to all the other attackers and it's essential against stronger opponents.


    I watched his CL game against Liverpool but he is physically weak. He isn't going to be Japan NT material unless he hits the gym.
     
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  15. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Tomiyasu will not be traveling to Tajikistan, and Muroya will take his place.
     
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  16. yamatoship

    yamatoship Member

    Jun 25, 2019
    ******** AFC. He will miss the big match against Juventus too.
     
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  17. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    The team is already created.
    Resting some of our top players for couple of matches and not risking them getting injured is more important, especially given that the opponents are amateur and much inferior teams and their home stadiums are in bad pitch conditions.

    J-Leaguers can do the job and bag 3 points against the likes of Mongolia.

    https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20191011-00988597-soccerk-socc
     
  18. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Tomi pulled a thigh muscle jumping for a header. Not much you can do about that, it could have happened while training back in Bologna.
     
  19. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    I know, I watched it live.

    However, I am talking in general not about a particular case.
    The point is that playing against such opponents is always risky, especially if the game is played at their poor home pitches, like the one Japan played in last time against Myanmar.
    Watching the Myanmar game was like watching a horror movie, the Burmese used excessive physical challenges to halt some of Japan’s attacks, we could have any of our players seriously injured by playing against such dirty teams, in addition to the condition of the pitches which might exacerbate the chances of injuries occurrence.
    I still cannot forget the nasty foul by a Burmese player against Osako. It was very threatening and dangerous.
     
  20. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Terrible pitch condition in Bangladesh in their games vs. Qatar:



    Thank you AFC, for making top Asian teams play in such conditions against teams which posses no whatsoever competition against them.
     
  21. Saku²

    Saku² Member+

    Aug 22, 2009
    Club:
    FC Salzburg
    You whine too much, yes there's discrepancies between countries in the federation but it's also what gives it charm. Football is not only for the powerful and rich.
    Yesterday's game was played in a very civil way and it was a good experience for the team, increasing the familiarity between players and giving chances tor others to provide a decent alternative.
     
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  22. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Agree with you. The pitch question is another story. Naturally I ve been following the European qualifiers for a long time. And the smaller teams just keeping getting better and better. There is not many teams left with you can beat 10-0. Just 2 or 3. Just 4,5 years ago we had like 8-10 of those teams. I think that is very nice to see.
     
  23. KATO

    KATO Member

    Nov 26, 2011
    Brisbane
    Club:
    Urawa RD
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Yeah whatever. You can't create a successful team if you're constantly playing the same players with the same formation every single ****** game. This only builds complacency and we are already seeing this.

    The WCQ stakes will only become higher from here. Now is the time to experiment.There are plenty of in-form players domestically who deserve a chance.
     
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  24. Gordon1995

    Gordon1995 Member+

    Oct 3, 2013
    Yup. I hope Moriyasu can try guys with potential like Shunki Higashi, Aoh Tanaka, Ayumu Seko, Hiroki Ito, Kyosuke Tagawa, Yugo Tatsuta , etc. and even some overseas players like Yuta Nakayama and Hiroki Abe, etc. who aren't really regular starters for their clubs for the less important games which are winnable like these games right now.

    This would help to rest players like Osako, Tomiyasu and Sakai, etc. when an unfortunate injury could harm their starting spots with their clubs especially when they are playing regularly and hence have a higher risk of getting injured.
     
  25. Saku²

    Saku² Member+

    Aug 22, 2009
    Club:
    FC Salzburg
    As a matter of fact, he's also on charge of the U22 even though he's not coaching them directly yet, and he sees all the guys you've named ... More so, remember the team he brought to the Copa America a few months ago and remember the EAFF tournament coming up really soon.
    Really, you are all throwing tantrums for nothing. Aside from a few details, the team is good as is.
     

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