Coach Hajime Moriyasu of the Japanese national team, who is facing the soccer World Cup Qatar tournament, attended the official press conference on the 30th for the third round of the first league match against Spain, saying, "It will be a serious match against the world's powerhouses who have won the championship. I want to challenge the fight with happiness in what I can do," he said enthusiastically.
In the first round of the soccer World Cup in Qatar, Japan has a record of 1 win and 1 loss so far and will face Spain in their third match on December 1.
If they win, they will advance to the finals tournament for the second consecutive tournament, but if they lose, they will be eliminated, and in the case of a draw, it will depend on the result of Costa Rica vs. Germany, which will be held at the same time.
On the 30th, the day before the match, Coach Moriyasu attended an official press conference with goalkeeper Gonda Shuichi.
Coach Moriyasu commented, "It's not going to change the game, but if the players put in 100% of what they normally do, the results will come. I'm happy to be able to compete against the world's strongest players who have won the World Cup. I want to challenge the battle,” he said enthusiastically.
In addition, Gonda said, "I was saved by the words of Coach Moriyasu, 'We can't change the past, but we can change the future with our own power.' I was.
Captain Yoshida "Win and break through the first league"
Captain Maya Yoshida responded to the interview, "We lost to Costa Rica, but we haven't lost anything yet. There's no change in what we need to do or in terms of feelings. In the match against Germany, we will counter the opponent when the opponent is up front. I was able to do it, so I want to do it thoroughly."
After that, he said, "In Japan, the game will be early in the morning, but the opponent is very strong, so I want to fight not only with the players, but with everyone in Japan, and win against Spain and advance to the first league." rice field.
In addition, forward Takuma Asano, who scored a come-from-behind goal in the first match against Germany, said, "There is a situation where we can go higher if we win, so we will focus on that. We only have one day left, but we will prepare to win firmly. I want to."
The match against Spain will start at 10:00 pm local time on December 1st and 4:00 am Japan time on December 2nd.