So exactly like happened with Vahid.... Personally I am, as I said multiple times in the past here, in the middle ground. I think the manager's responsibilities are being way, way over exaggerated here. And I don't specifically like Moriyasu, I'm totally indifferent about him. But I do see an alarming problem of quality in the CBs (the next exciting guy I can think about heights 176 cm and is a 2002), in the central midfielders and, as usual, in the forward. I want to remain still a bit hopeful though as players like Shoji got good (if I'm not wrong he barely even played until 21\22) but this is the U23, so it's still concerning. Among the midfielders Ao Tanaka is the only one who looks interesting, and he was still underwhelming here. Though I still think Shunta Tanaka could develop into a surprise. The forwards, I'd rather not comment. Yes, all of this doesn't change the fact that even a bunch of 'random jleaguers' should beat a team like Syria. But probably, most of these players nowadays are more concerned about which color they should dry their hairs. My main problem with Moriyasu is probably related to the fact that I think his system doesn't suit Japan - at least not the U23. Should Moriyasu be stripped off his role in the U23? Absolutely, considering this tournament set a new record in the history books. Will players problems be solved then? I'm not so sure. It didn't take a mastermind for previous coaches to realize that perhaps the 4-2-3-1 gets the most out of the type of "best players" japan produces... I still think the main reason to reasonably criticize a coach, for the most part, is his player selection (both in callups and starting lineups).