In the first round of Group E of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar , the Japanese team defeated the German team 2-1 and won the second victory of an Asian team in this World Cup after Saudi Arabia.
After a brief celebration, the Japanese team immediately started the summary meeting on the court. The coach of the Japanese team, Mori Yasuchi, led everyone in a circle and summarized the game.
Afterwards, FIFA announced that Shuichi Gonda was the best player of the match. Although Shuichi Gonda sent points in the first half of the game, he played well at other times. According to statistics, Gonda Shuichi contributed 8 saves and 3 clearances in this game and staged four consecutive saves.
Mori Hoichi accepted an interview after the game. He said that their players did their best. The German team is very strong and they can only face the difficulties. They saw many Japanese fans supporting them during training, and they wanted to bring victory to the fans and the entire Japanese people until the end of the battle.
Mori Hoichi said that both Doan and Asano of the Japanese team have rich experience in competitions, whether they are starting or substituting, and their performance determines the game. They all showed a good fighting spirit in this game, which allowed them to win.
Mori Hoichi also said that they have only played one game now and should not be overly happy about such a victory. They have to reflect on themselves more after winning, because the next game is more important, and they just want to fight for victory.
Doan, who contributed a goal for the Japanese team, said that the key to defeating the German team was the unity of the Japanese team. When he came off the bench, he had a hunch that he could score. He went to the game with the belief that he must score. However, Don Anryu said that although he scored a goal, he should not be overly excited. He will continue to compete as a member of the Japanese team with firm will and belief. He also hopes that everyone will continue to look forward to his performance, because as long as he Being able to play will provide vitality to the field.
Takuma Asano, who also scored a goal for the team, said that he would shoot without hesitation whenever he had the opportunity in the game. He missed a few chances before that, but managed to score in the end. It was also his first World Cup goal. He regretted spiraling into the World Cup squad four years ago. Since then, he has been imagining the scene of himself representing Japan in the World Cup, and he has been working hard for this image, and finally it has become a reality.
The Japanese team will play against Costa Rica on the 27th.