The Japanese national soccer team held an official practice session for their match against the United States scheduled for the 23rd as part of their efforts to prepare for the World Cup in Qatar. I want to come to the event,” he said enthusiastically.

The Japan national football team, ranked 24th in the world, will play a warm-up match against the United States, ranked 14th in the world, in Germany on the 23rd in preparation for the World Cup.

On the 22nd, the day before the match, the players took part in the official practice at the stadium in Düsseldorf, Germany.

During the first 15 minutes of practice, which was open to the media, midfielder ENDO Wataru and right wing striker ITO Junya made adjustments with relaxed expressions on their faces.

Makoto HASEBE, who has captained the Japanese national team for three consecutive World Cups up to the last tournament in Russia and plays for Frankfurt in the German first division, visited the training session to watch over the players.

Hasebe will accompany the team for three days from the 22nd and give various advice based on his own experience.

Coach Moriyasu said, ``We are building a team centered around the players who fought in the final Asian qualifiers, but we want to see how we can incorporate these players into the team.'' Attention will be paid to how they will use players such as Daichi Kamata, who has scored four goals in six games in the first division.

Manager Moriyasu said, "We want to prepare ourselves well for the World Cup. When we think about our upcoming matches, our opponents will be much stronger than those in Asia. How smoothly we can transition from defense to offense will be a challenge." I want to try it," he said.

Junya Ito "I want to stick to the result"

Junya Ito, who plays for Stade Reims in the French first division league, said, "It's rare to be able to play against a strong opponent, so I want to cherish this match and focus on the result. As an individual, I want to get involved in the goal and the team wins. It would be nice if I could contribute to the 2018. I think I will be able to make more chances on the flanks, so I hope I can create chances.”

Wataru Endo “How far will it pass in the world?”

Wataru Endo, who plays for Stuttgart in the first division of Germany, said, "As a team, we are working while gradually having an image of Germany as an opponent in the World Cup. I want to try,' he said.