DOHA, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) — Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu stated that his aspect’s 2-1 win over Spain was a second that will make Asian soccer proud.
The win, which got here due to objectives from Ritsu Doan and Ano Takana in the beginning of the second half, noticed Japan qualify for the final 16 as winners of Group E, and they’ll now play Croatia.
Japan’s win means they’ve overwhelmed each Spain and Germany within the group stage.
“For Asia as a whole and Japan as well, our wins over Spain and Germany: two of the top sides in the world, will give us great confidence,” stated Moriyasu.
“There are many things we can learn, but Asia can win in the World Stage –Japan can win on the World Stage. I think all of the people in Asia will share our happiness,” he stated.
The coach additionally mentioned the halftime turnaround, saying he had been glad at halftime as his aspect educated 1-0
“At half time, I told the players that things were going to plan and they had done well. We made two substitutions (Doan and Kaoru Mitoma) and looked to play on the break. We looked to attack more,” he stated.
“We persevered and persisted in the first half, and in the second half, we are able to benefit from that effort,” he commented.