Jay Bothroid says, “Japanese football players should be more selfish to be strikers”.

  • text by Yoichi Igawa
  • photo by Matsuoka Kenzaburo

"I wouldn't be surprised if Japan made it to the quarter - or even semi- finals at the World Cup; and I'm not just saying that. But Japanese people get so excited and happy when the national team qualifies for the final tournament. Maybe because they are humble. But in reality, it is a normal thing for the Japan team to play at the World Cup. We have seen so many quality players in Japan, so I think Japanese people should aim higher than just making it out of the group stage."

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