Japan National Team Cup for the fifth time in a row secured a ticket to the final of World Cup football.
In today's column VIEW sports journalist Nobu Kobayashi talks about the potential of the Japanese national football team, as well as the challenges that she has to decide before the start of the World Cup, which will open next June in Brazil.
According to Nobuo Kobayashi, the current composition of the team make up the majority of players who favor foreign football clubs. The main factor behind the current success is the increased level of team building, which says the presence in it of a number of players whose names are known to football fans around the world.
Kobayashi also links the current achievements of the team with the ability to coach Alberto Zaccheroni unite the team together. Many of the foreigners who have in the past carried out similar work in the Japanese national team, characterized by individualism and a strong self-confidence. A Zaccheroni mainly kept in the background, skillfully using the players with the highest potential, such as Shinji Kagawa and Keisuke Honda. According to Kobayashi, Zaccheroni managed to display the best qualities of the Japanese national team thanks to his approach to business team-building.
However, Kobayashi said that the World Cup team in Japan will fight with the strongest teams. Therefore the objective of the Japanese team, and Team Japan, is to build a defense in a game against strong opponents and seizing opportunities to create a favorable situation.
The whole world recognizes the fact that the Japanese team is strong in the use of waste combinations. According to Kobayashi, it will be her main weapon and during matches in Brazil, but in addition to this the ability to command a much needed crucial ability to score goals at crucial moments of the game.