“Japan is Another Level”→Japanese legend Honda was right…Beyond Asia, nearing world-class status

“Japan is Another Level”→Japanese legend Honda was right…Beyond Asia, nearing world-class status

“Japan has reached the next level!”

Japanese soccer’s “living legend” Keisuke Honda exclaimed on social media in September. After Japan beat Germany, he wrote, “(Japan) beat Germany again after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. It’s really great. I think the Japanese national team has now reached the next level,” he wrote. He was right. Japan’s soccer team is on a roll, showing off its “Talismanic” power.

On Sept. 10 (local time), Japan defeated Germany in a return match. It followed a 2-1 victory in the first leg of their Group E match at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar last December. They stunned soccer fans around the world with a 4-1 win over Germany. It wasn’t a lucky win. They matched the Germans with a precise passing game, and celebrated with a quick counter-attack late in the second half that destroyed the Chariot Corps.먹튀검증

It didn’t stop there. Two days later, the team traveled to Belgium to take on another European powerhouse, Tourquaye. Just like against Germany, we put together an organized offense and won 4-2. Against a top-notch team in Europe, the team scored in bunches. This was their fourth consecutive victory while utilizing their unique Japanese style.

On the 13th, Japan hosted North and Central American powerhouse Canada. They avenged a 1-2 loss in their last test match before the World Cup in Qatar last November. Once again, the offense exploded. They scored four goals in an evenly matched 4-1 victory.

Five-game winning streak. In those five games, they scored 22 goals and conceded five. Both the defense and offense were steady, showing off their ‘Talismanic’ power. The team’s depth allows them to utilize a variety of resources to take on world-class teams. They have fewer ups and downs in their performance, and they are able to play their own style against any opponent, which makes their winning streak so meaningful. As Honda says, they may have truly reached the next level beyond Asia. Japan will look to extend their winning streak to six matches on Sunday against Tunisia, who are coming off a 0-4 loss to South Korea.


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