Official 2021 Samurai Blue thread

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  1. Whispered11

    Whispered11 Member+

    U.C. Sampdoria
    Japan
    Oct 4, 2011
    Munich, Germany
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Quick question to start off the 2021 thread: the coup in Myanmar... does it mean that they're out of our group? It's the next match, I don't know if they'll be granted the chance of being there.

    Or is it just a matter of the government getting their hands into the FA's decisions?
     
  2. verde água

    verde água Member

    São Paulo
    Oct 4, 2017
    Yusaku Ueno has been appointed as assistant coach of Japan national team. He is a former forward, so that's interesting because now the JNT has in it's coaching staff a former forward (Yusaku Ueno), a former defender (Toshihide Saito) and a former midfielder (Hajime Moriyasu), and all of them have the official JFA class S coach license.
     
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  3. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Japan senior national team's (World Cup 2022/Asian Cup 2023 qualifying) match against Mongolia is now moved to Japan.

    It was previously scheduled to be played in Mongolia.

    The match will be held in Chiba Fukuda Denshi Arena, 30/March 2020, 7:30pm JST.

    This means Japan will play all of their remaining four 2nd round qualifying matches at home.

    https://www.jfa.jp/news/00026348/
     
  4. Whispered11

    Whispered11 Member+

    U.C. Sampdoria
    Japan
    Oct 4, 2011
    Munich, Germany
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Good, so J. League players will have a lot of playing-time.
     
  5. Dax

    Dax Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    lmao that's... unfair ? I mean I'm happy but if I was the Mongolian coach surely I'd protest ?
     
  6. AKITOD

    AKITOD Member+

    Apr 5, 2007
    Hobart, Aust
    Club:
    JEF United Ichihara
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Yeah thats pretty unfair.
     
  7. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    As if the location of the match will change it's outcome?
     
  8. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Japan's squad for upcoming matches against South Korea and Mongolia:

    https://www.jfa.jp/news/00026501/

    GK:
    Shusaku Nishikawa (Urawa).
    Shuichi Gonda (Shimizu).
    Daiya Maekawa (Kobe).

    DF:
    Maya Yoshida (Sampdoria/ITA).
    Sho Sasaki (Hiroshima).
    Ken Matsubara (Yokohama FM).
    Miki Yamane (Kawasaki).
    Shinnosuke Hatanaka (Yokohama FM).
    Shinnosuke Nakatani (Nagoya).
    Ryoya Ogawa (FC Tokyo).
    Takehiru Tomiyasu (Bologna/ITA).

    MF:
    Ataru Esaka (Kashiwa).
    Wataru Endo (Stuttgart/GER).
    Junya Ito (Genk/BEL).
    Riki Harakawa (Cerezo).
    Takumi Minamino (Southampton/ENG).
    Kyogo Furuhashi (Kobe).
    Hidemasa Morita (Santa Clara/POR).
    Hayao Kawabe (Hiroshima).
    Daichi Kamada (Frankfurt/GER).
    Tatsuhiro Sakamoto (Cerezo).

    FW:
    Yuya Osako (Bremen/GER).
    Takuma Asano (Partizan/SRB).
     
  9. Gordon1995

    Gordon1995 Member+

    Oct 3, 2013
    Lol Sasaki again. Would maybe pick Kosei Tani as 1 of the GK options imo. Sakamoto is in good form recently hence understandable.
     
  10. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Tani is called-up to the U-24 squad.
     
  11. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Osako is still important for the nt. But the forward side is so weak. No depth at all.
     
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  12. HTCONEM8

    HTCONEM8 Member

    Barcelona
    May 16, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    I guess they're going to try a "lone striker" formation i.e. 3-6-1, 4-5-1 or 4-2-3-1 kind of tactics. We'll see.
     
  13. teioh

    teioh Member+

    Apr 17, 2012
    This is utterly S.A.D. but since we are accustomed to this kind of lack, who cares?
     
  14. Drew1404

    Drew1404 Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    I guess the golden generation of talent is truly over, it may be a long time until we see a talent pool like that again. I had hoped nakai and kubo would be the ones, however the latter has slipped dramatically. Nakai is a wait and see.
     
  15. teioh

    teioh Member+

    Apr 17, 2012
    Nakai play for Castilla or not even there?
     
  16. NaohiroTakahara

    Nov 12, 2013
    Funny :), I read a article from last year where they say that Japan for now has goldenest Generation then ever :D.

    Kubo, Doan, Okugawa, Sugawara (what a talent), Kamada, Minamino, Pipi (very high hopes for him, the media ist going crazy), Moriota and so on. Appart from the striker Position the list is almost endless.

    Huge Potential I think, lets see, what the can build of.

    Yeah Nakai plays for Castilla and trains often with the first Team for now.
     
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  17. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Yeah Kubo has stagnated. Still have high hopes for him though.
     
  18. teioh

    teioh Member+

    Apr 17, 2012
    No one comments the 3 - 0 against SK?
    It seems Minamino can't simply score.
    First clean sheet for the "italian couple" Yoshida + Tomiyasu, the first of many!
     
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  19. gamban98

    gamban98 Member

    Dec 7, 2013
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    The scoreline should have been at least 5-0. They wasted too many 1 vs 1 chances. Osako's link-up play was pretty good despite his lack of playing time at Bremen. The duo of Endo and Morita totally controlled the midfield. Good bye Shibasaki. It's just a matter of time before Morita moves to one of the major leagues. When it comes to centre backs and defensive midfielders, there's never been the depth of players Japan has now. Don't forget Itakura didn't play today.
     
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  20. Kakeru

    Kakeru Member+

    Manchester United
    Japan
    Feb 22, 2016
    Montréal, QC, Canada
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    I think the best thing for him would be to move somewhere else where he could learn the ropes and, more importantly, accumulate quality minutes.

    I watched whatever I could get hold of and I agree with the assessment.
     
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  21. Dax

    Dax Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    I was disappointed in Korea's lineup, so I watched a good part of the game but it just went as I expected.
     
  22. teioh

    teioh Member+

    Apr 17, 2012
    Somewhere else? Is Getafe too much for him? Or you meant the whole spanish league? This is embarassing, he was supposed to be the Chosen One, not the biggest disappointment ever after Miyaichi.
     
  23. NaohiroTakahara

    Nov 12, 2013
    Kubo is 19 not 26, even a worse season or 2 are no worries. He played in a Team which stuck in a totaly crap Moment but Kubo assisted the 1-1 at the weekend for Getafe.
     
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  24. Insa

    Insa New Member

    Dec 30, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    He is still a teenager. I think considering his playing style, he is a late bloomer. Teens who excel at the top level tend to be physically prepared for the game. His talent is definitely there and he showed it last season.

    Sint-Truiden deserves some award from JFA for their massive contribution to developing Japanese players.

    Tomiyasu - will move to a big team soon.

    Endo - one of the best DMFs in Germany. He has won more duels than any other Bundesliga player.

    Kamada - third best assist provider in the top 5 leagues

    And they will export Yuma Suzuki to a top league this summer.
     

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