The Japan National Soccer Team started training in Chiba City in preparation for their training match against El Salvador on 15 March, and KUBO Takefusa, who is active in the Spanish First Division, expressed his enthusiasm, saying, "I want to get results to become a regular player for this team."
The Japan National Football Team will play warm-up matches against El Salvador at Toyota Stadium in Aichi Prefecture on 15 May and Peru at Panasonic Stadium Suita in Osaka on 20 September.
In preparation for the match, the 26 members of the national team started training in Chiba City on 12 September, where they worked hard for about one and a half hours checking the consecutive plays that lead to the flank attacks and practicing shooting.
Kubo of Real Sociedad of Spain's first division, who broke the record for the most goals scored by a Japan player in a season in their respective leagues, and Kaoru Mitoma of Brighton of the English Premier League showed sharp movements with their dribbling breakthroughs and sharp shots.
The Japan National Team faced Uruguay and Colombia in their training matches in March, losing one and drawing one, and will be aiming for their first win since last year's World Cup in Qatar.
Kubo expressed his enthusiasm, saying, "I want to win both matches, and I hope that everyone in the Japan will love football, but as an individual, I want to get good results to become a regular player for this team."