Although I often say I’m too busy to write blog recently, I’m gonna write this today. Japan vs Denmark. It was such a good game!
I went to a pub to watch it, there were loads of Japanese people (where are they from?). I wonder how many Danish people there were… Anyway, I love watching football at a pub. Actually Japan hadn’t played that well at the World Cup previously…their game was always miserable even whey they won. But this time, against an European country(!), they did really well! I’m so proud of them.
Right, the hero was of course Honda. His first FK was so beautiful, and his assist for the third one was stunning. I was really impressed how he pulled the ball back at that moment. I didn’t know Japan had such a skilled player.
The whole game was like…Denmark possessed the ball for most of the time, but I think defenders did their job pretty well. GK, Kawashima, stopped some good shots and even showed his regret strongly hitting the ground after the PK, although it couldn’t be helped! Good competing mind 🙂 And whenever Denmark played good, there was always Nakazawa(‘s head)… He is such a wonderful defender. So professional.
And Endo, who scored the second one, he used to play for Yokohama Flugels! (A football team which was merged into Yokohama Marinos and disappeared in 1998…and was my favourite team!) He was only 18 years old at that time, and now played in the World Cup and did such a gorgeous FK… was so happy. Almost crying. Well done.
I hope they will do well for the next game too. Samurai Blue. There’s nothing to lose, just go for it!