Japan’s recent momentum is fierce. Recorded 2 consecutive wins in September A match.
Japan won 4-2 in the September A-match friendly against Türkiye held at the Chegeka Arena in Genk, Belgium on the 12th (Korean time). Japan won two games in a row in games held in September.
Japan used the 4-2-3-1 formation. Kyogo Furuhashi came to the forefront. Keito Nakamura, Takefusa Kubo, and Ritsu Doan were named to the second line. Atsuki Ito and Aosa Tanaka played in defensive midfield. The defense team consisted of Hiroki Ito, Kogi Machida, Shogo Taniguchi, and Seiya Maikuma. The goalkeeper was Kosuke Nakamura.
From the beginning, Japan led the trend. Japan scored in the 14th minute of the first half. In the 14th minute of the first half, Atsuki Ito fired a powerful left-footed shot that flew into a corner where the goalkeeper could not handle it.
13 minutes later, Japan scored an additional goal. In the 27th minute of the first half, Kubo fired a left-footed shot from the front of the penalty box. It was aimed directly at the goalkeeper, but it was so strong that it hit the goalkeeper’s body and bounced off. Keito did not miss this opportunity and hit the net.
토토사이트Japan scored its third goal in the 36th minute of the first half. Keito received Maikuma’s pass and shot, and the shot went between the defender’s legs and into the goal. Even before the end of the first half, Japan scored three goals, effectively taking the win.
Turkiye was not affected either. In the 43rd minute of the first half, in a Turkiye free kick situation, Kabak did not miss Japanese goalkeeper Kosuke’s punching miss and scored with a header. Just before the end of the line, Kosuke was removed due to injury and Daniel Schmidt was brought in in his place. The first half ended with Japan leading 3-1.
As the second half began, both teams used a lot of substitution cards. Japan replaced three players, including Junya Ito, and Turkiye replaced five players, led by Hakan Çalhanoglu.
Türkiye pursued fiercely. In the 16th minute of the second half, a cross from the side of Türkiye was deflected by two Japanese defenders in succession and then connected to Irdim. Irdim shook the Japanese net with an accurate shot.
Japan attacked for an additional goal, but was not so lucky as Kyogo’s shot hit the goalpost in the 17th minute of the second half. In the 29th minute of the second half, Japan put a wedge in the game. During Japan’s counterattack, Turkiye committed a foul and gave away a penalty kick. Japan’s kicker was Junya Ito. Junya lightly kicked to the right, increasing the score to 4-2.
The game ended with Japan winning 4-2 with no additional goals.
Japan’s momentum is good recently. On the 10th (Korean time), Japan met Germany in a friendly match held at the Volkswagen Arena in Wolfsburg, Germany and won 4-1.
At that time, Germany was at its peak. Kai Havertz appeared in the front line, and Serge Gnabry, Florian Wirtz, and Leroy Janet appeared in the second line. Ilkay Gundogan and Emre Can started in midfield.
The back four consisted of Nico Schlotterback, Antonio Rudiger, Nicolas Schule, and Joshua Kimmich. The goalkeeper gloves were worn by Andre ter Stegen. The starting list is all made up of players who play for the best clubs in Europe.
Germany’s Shin Seong Musiala left the line due to an injury, but there was not much of a difference as Wirtz, who replaced him, was also a talented player. Even though Japanese players’ recent performance in Europe has been good, Germany’s name value has been much better.
The one who broke the balance of 0 was Japan. In the 11th minute of the first half, Junya Ito won the duel with Rudiger for a cross and fired a shot. The shot went into the goal and Japan took the lead.
Germany soon followed. In the 19th minute of the first half, Jaune received a pass from Wirtz and attempted a shot straight away without interference from the defender, leading to a goal.
Germany seemed to be in good spirits, but Japan scored an additional point. Junya Ito’s shot missed in the 22nd minute of the first half. However, this shot went to Ayase Ueda, and Ayase pushed it right in.
Takefusa Kubo, who was substituted in the 45th minute of the second half, passed to Asano, who calmly finished toward an empty goal. In extra time in the second half, Ao headed Kubo’s cross. Although the force wasn’t applied properly, it headed to a corner where the goalkeeper couldn’t touch it. The game ended with Japan winning 4-1.
With their last victory, Japan achieved two consecutive wins against Germany. The two teams have already met in the group stage of the 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup.
At that time, Germany’s superiority was predicted. The first goal was also scored by Germany’s Ilkay Gundogan. However, Germany lost 1-2 after conceding goals to Japan’s Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano at the end of the second half. Germany’s defeat prevented them from advancing to the round of 16 of the World Cup.
Japan has recently been on a four-game winning streak in international matches. A whopping 18 goals were scored in 4 games. Only 4 goals were conceded. The average is 4.5 points and 1 goal per game. The balance between offense and defense is solid.
Japanese fans are also satisfied with the performance of the Japanese national team. The Japanese national team was criticized in the early days of Coach Hajime Morias’s tenure. However, public opinion is improving due to recent good trends.