Even NHK reporters are confused! German newspaper “Yoki Ito is the only one …” information warfare Director Hajime Moriyasu | Football Tribe Japan

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The German national team will face the Japanese national team in their first match of the group stage of the FIFA World Cup Qatar tournament on the 23rd. However, as coach Hajime Moriyasu has used many players in the last three games, it seems that he is having trouble predicting how the Japanese national team will play. On the 21st, the German media “Sports 1” reports.

The Japanese national team will face the USA and Ecuador national teams in the Kirin Challenge Cup held in Germany in September. In these two games, 26 players played apart from midfielder Reo Hatate (Celtic), defender Ayumu Seko (Grasshopper), goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima (Strasbourg) and goalkeeper Akio Tani (Shonan Bellmare). Manager Hajime Moriyasu changed the starting lineup significantly in two games.

Furthermore, in the warm-up match against Canada on the 17th of this month, MF Yuki Soma (Nagoya Grampus) started for the first time, and FW Takuma Asano (VfL Bochum) and DF Ko Itakura (Borussia Mönchengladbach) in the beginning. a member of staff after recovering from an injury. The starting members were again replaced from the two games held in September.

Then, “Sports 1” headlined “Japan national team’s crazy confusion tactics” and said, “Japan national team coach Hajime Moriyasu will not show his hand before the game against Germany. In the last three games, he introduced completely different members. Germany Head coach Hansi Flick doesn’t seem to know which Japanese team to prepare for.”

After saying that Danny Roll, the assistant coach of the German national team, visited both games in September, he said, “Roll was confused in the stand and rubbed his eyes. The Japanese representative said,” 4-2-3 – 1″ system, only Hiroki Ito (VfB Stuttgart) was in the starting lineup for both games. The goalkeeper was Shuichi Gonda (Shimizu S-Pulse) and Schmidt Daniel (STVV) was replaced by

“Furthermore, Director Hajime Moriyasu tried a 4-3-3 system against Canada. Fortuna Düsseldorf), Takumi Minamino (AS Monaco), and MF Gaku Shibasaki (Leganes) were in the starting lineup.”

Furthermore, the NHK reporter said in an interview with “Sports”, “We are also surprised.” 4-2-3-1 “is a system that has been favored for many years, but Director Hajime Moriyasu has opened all options. I. would like to have plan B or C after that.”

“We will face three different national teams in the finals of the World Cup, and it is[yr opsiwn wnaethon ni roi cynnig arno yn y tair gêm ddiwethaf]is actually an option. Hajime Moriyasu certainly wants to confuse the German national team. Yes, the first game is the most important for the Japanese national team,” he said.

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