Kazu Miura, a 2-year-old former Japan national soccer team player who played in Portugal's second division this season, returned to Japan and reflected, "I am grateful to be able to play football in Portugal at my age.
As for the future, he said, "I would like to wait for the offer and think about where I can go and be most passionate about it," indicating his desire to continue playing.
Miura, who is in his 38th year as a professional, joined Oliveirense in Portugal's second division on loan from February until the end of the season, making three appearances and breaking the league's oldest appearance record.
Miura finished his season on the 28th and returned to Japan on the 30th, where he spoke to the media at Haneda Airport.
Miura said, "For the first month and a half, it was difficult to get used to the conditions of the pitch and I had muscle pain. I would like to thank myself for being able to play and play in Portugal, where football is a culture at my age. It was a wonderful experience," he said, reflecting on his fifth overseas challenge.
As for the future, he expressed his desire to continue playing, saying, "I think it will be one day, one week, one month, and I don't know what the future holds, but I would like to wait for the offer and think about where I can be most passionate about it."
Miura will train independently in Osaka Prefecture and wait for offers.