Official 2021 Samurai Blue thread

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Whispered11, Feb 2, 2021.

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  1. HTCONEM8

    HTCONEM8 Member

    Barcelona
    May 16, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    The guy plays against Asian teams as if he's playing in the WC against the top European teams. Too much reservation and cautiousness.

    I understand playing with such tactics later on in the WC against ridiculously stronger opponents, but not now, especially against teams that are of your level or below.
     
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  2. poyotaryo

    poyotaryo New Member

    Brazil
    Feb 14, 2020
    Brussels, Belgium
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Hi lads, lately I've been struggling so much to find Japan games links. Anyone have one to share please? It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks !
     
  3. Kakeru

    Kakeru Member+

    Manchester United
    Japan
    Feb 22, 2016
    Montréal, QC, Canada
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    A donkey helping another donkey. Enough said.
     
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  4. Kakeru

    Kakeru Member+

    Manchester United
    Japan
    Feb 22, 2016
    Montréal, QC, Canada
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    What was Ito trying there? Either take a shot or take a touch for ball control.
     
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  5. mushu21_2

    mushu21_2 Member

    Manchester United
    Vietnam
    Sep 1, 2018
    Playing like this, I'm not sure Japan wants to win against Oman or not.
     
  6. HTCONEM8

    HTCONEM8 Member

    Barcelona
    May 16, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    With the current standings, a draw would not be that bad. Japan seems to focus on earning the more realistic 2nd place and leave the Aussies for the playoffs. I feel Australia has a better chance to qualify via playoff than Japan to be honest.
     
  7. eien~no~blue

    eien~no~blue Member

    Japan
    Jul 14, 2021
    That was the worst half of football I've seen from a JNT in last 20 years.

    Not even hint of how to coordinate attacking moves. No inter play in the front third. Players just running like headless chickens and as usual Nagatomo makes error of judgement that gives opposition advantage in our half. Moriyasu has to go after this game, even if he wins it
     
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  8. mushu21_2

    mushu21_2 Member

    Manchester United
    Vietnam
    Sep 1, 2018
    China is doing a favor for Japan now.
    Funny enough, if you count the head-to-head results, Oman deserves the 3rd place more than Japan at the moment.
     
  9. Majster2

    Majster2 Member+

    Apr 23, 2010
    Poland
    Club:
    Urawa RD
    Who would have thought that trying the same starting XI twice in the span of 4 days will give a positive result the second time...

    Jesus, Moriyasu is really limited even in basic thinking ability...
     
  10. Kanarienvogel

    Kanarienvogel Member

    Nov 15, 2019
    Ah, the good thing about Moriyasu is that we can all write the same thing every game.

    In my case it's: Don't play Minamino on the left wing, waste of position and waste of Minamino. Middle or nothing for him.
    Ito is mediocre. Ok, he had a good cross today, out of 700 balls he touched, then Osako did some Osako thing in the air for once.

    And I already write it now, because we all know it's going to happen, so won't have to say it after the second half: Putting in Asano is just stupid.

    But truly amazing how risk averse the first half was, safety first, second and third. And I wonder what Moriyasu actually writes down in his notebook.
     
  11. Kakeru

    Kakeru Member+

    Manchester United
    Japan
    Feb 22, 2016
    Montréal, QC, Canada
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    That was an embarrassing miss by Minamino.
     
  12. HTCONEM8

    HTCONEM8 Member

    Barcelona
    May 16, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    What i'm afraid of is an Omani goal in the dying seconds against the run of play just like the 1st leg.
     
  13. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Perfect time for 3 points. When China draw Australia. But i am sure they fck it up..
     
  14. HTCONEM8

    HTCONEM8 Member

    Barcelona
    May 16, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    China has been doing Japan favor since the last round but the chicken of a manager Japan has is unable to capitalize on it.
     
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  15. HTCONEM8

    HTCONEM8 Member

    Barcelona
    May 16, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Haha
    Agreed. I just noticed i've been parroting the same things since 2019 but nothing has changed.
    As for his notebook, for heaven's sake I do hope he writes football related things, not grocery list or cooking recipes. :whistling:
     
  16. Kajisan

    Kajisan Member

    Jun 1, 2013
    There's no freaking way Osako is our best Striker lol
     
  17. Kakeru

    Kakeru Member+

    Manchester United
    Japan
    Feb 22, 2016
    Montréal, QC, Canada
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    ABOUT FCKING TIME!!!
     
  18. HTCONEM8

    HTCONEM8 Member

    Barcelona
    May 16, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nice.
    Now just seal the match with another goal.
     
  19. Testator

    Testator Member

    Glasgow Celtic
    Croatia
    Sep 5, 2017
    Croatian coast
    At last! Smacks of Croatia vs. Russia, but as long as it gets in, it's good.
     
  20. HTCONEM8

    HTCONEM8 Member

    Barcelona
    May 16, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    I'm still salty about the 1st lost against Oman. Japan could've been in a better position than now.
     
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  21. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    A win is a win. But it looks so bad. Weird how much worse this team got in i recent months. Not creating shit in the last 20. one chance one goal.
     
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  22. mushu21_2

    mushu21_2 Member

    Manchester United
    Vietnam
    Sep 1, 2018
    Japan always needs a dribbler to open up the game, Nakajima 2 years ago, or Mitoma today.
    And Minamino on the left doesn't work, his best position is behind the striker.
     
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  23. HTCONEM8

    HTCONEM8 Member

    Barcelona
    May 16, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    #448 HTCONEM8, Nov 16, 2021
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2021
    Mission done but with fans being on their toes throughout the whole thing.
    Thankfully, the next two matches would be played at home and one of them is crucial to close in on KSA more. Don't screw this, Moriyasu!
    Oh and funny how Australia now finds itself in a tight spot after rounds of being at the top.
     
  24. gandychan

    gandychan Member

    Sep 6, 2008
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Asano for Osako is actually what I wanted. Osako couldn’t pressure at all with his lack of speed on any through balls.
     
  25. Kanarienvogel

    Kanarienvogel Member

    Nov 15, 2019
    Much more aggressive second half, Mitoma a game changer. But wasn't only him, team was clearly more aggressive and offensive. Mitoma great though, he did more on the left wing in the first 4 minutes of play than Minamino will do in a lifetime in that position. Not Minamino's fault though, simply not his position.
    And having a guy on a wing that can do more than run just showed how truly mediocre the guy on the right wing is. Kubo-Mitoma the way to go.
     

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