World Cup: Japan coach Moriyasu reveals reason for win over Germany

Japan coach, Hajime Moriyasu, has revealed the reason behind his team’s 2-1 victory in today’s World Cup tie in Qatar because his players were very intelligent and played well persistently against Hansi Flick’s side.

According to Moriyasu, Japan fought really hard against Germany as second-half goals from Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano gave the Asian nation the victory.

IIkay Gundogan did score a penalty for Germany during the encounter.

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Speaking at his post-match press conference after the game, Moriyasu said: “I believe it’s a historic moment. It is a big surprise, and we are now reaching the global standard.

“We saw Saudi Arabia with a surprise win [beating Argentina 2-1 on Tuesday], so we’re showing our capability of Asian football.

“From the start, we decided to be aggressive; however, Germany’s aggression was higher. This was no surprise for us. They’ve a wonderful goalkeeper, Mr [Manuel] Neuer. However, our squad were very intelligent, they were smart and played well persistently. They fought really hard.”

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