The reason why Fernando Torres decided to play in Japan. (3ページ目)

  • text by Yoichi Igawa
  • photo by Kenzaburo Matsuoka

Listening intently his words, Murai added that superstars such as Torres, Iniesta, and Villa have inspired many players in the J-League.

"Japanese players have learned many things from the World Cup winners," Murai said. "Playing together in the league means living together, so they have surely gained a lot. Also, the likes of Torres and Iniesta grew up in the academies of their respective clubs, so people in youth development should have learned a great deal too."

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