“Everybody threw themselves into a fight” Japan emphasizes toughness in Korea-Japan final ‘Cheers for U-17 victory’

 Japan emphasized toughness as the secret to winning the Korea-Japan match.

The Japanese U-17 national team won 3-0 in the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-17 Asian Cup final against Korea held at Pathum Thani Stadium in Thailand on the 2nd (hereinafter Korean time). Japan won the championship for the second time in a row following the 2018 tournament. With a total of 4 wins, he broke the record for the most in this category.

Geki Soccer, a Japanese soccer media outlet, said on the 3rd that ‘Yoshiro Moriyama, coach of the Japan U-17 team, warned the players with one theme that they would not lose even in the opponent’s area. For example, Iran, who has good physical skills, has been told not to be pushed back in the long ball competition. It means not only to get ahead on good plays, but also to show an attitude not to lose even on good plays. That way, even in world competitions, I think it will lead to the personal growth of the players.”안전놀이터추천

The media said, ‘When it comes to the Korea-Japan war, there was a time when Korea, which excelled in battles in the past, and Japan, which had good technology, were in the composition. The coach emphasized that both must win. Looking at the record after the game, the win rate during the contest was 59.3% in Japan and 40.7% in Korea, about 20 percentage points higher. In aerial combat, Japan maintained its superiority with 56.3% Japan and 43.8% Korea. Although it was low in height, it was a result that was not inferior in skill, predictability, or spirit of competition.”

According to a report by Geki Soccer, Japan’s goalkeeper Wataru Goto said, “Everyone threw their bodies into the fight. It was helpful from the goalkeeper’s point of view.”

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