Japan coach Moriyasu “Qatar is a land of opportunity… The goal is to win the Asian Cup”

Hajime Moriyasu (55), head coach of Japan’s national soccer team, announced that he would once again recreate glory in Qatar, the ‘land of opportunity’.

Japan was assigned to Group D along with Indonesia, Iraq and Vietnam as a result of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup draw ceremony held at the Katara Opera House in Doha, Qatar on the 11th (Korean time).

It is true that top seed Japan has the upper hand in terms of objective strength, but Indonesia led by coach Shin Tae-yong, Iraq, the dark horse in the Middle East, and Vietnam, led by coach Park Hang-seo until recently, are also difficult teams to look at.

Director Moriyasu said through the Japan Football Association (JFA) immediately after the group draw, “No group is easy, but I think we have entered a group that is more difficult than feared.” .

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In particular, coach Moriyasu said, “Coach Philip Troussier, who leads Vietnam, has guided Japan in the past and knows our characteristics well. Indonesian coach Shin Tae-yong also knows Japan well.” that,” he added.토스카지노

However, coach Moriyasu did not lose his confidence either. At the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar held at the same venue last year, Japan defeated Germany and Spain to advance to the round of 16.

In the meantime, Qatar is well known to Japanese soccer as the ‘Doha tragedy’ that handed over the final ticket to Korea at the time of the 1994 US World Cup Asian final qualifiers.

Coach Moriyas, who experienced the tragedy of Doha as a player but achieved the miracle of Doha as a coach, said, “Qatar is no longer a tragedy. “He expressed his ambition.

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