Soccer: Japan’s Asano blames himself for "ghost goal" in better to UAE

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11:44 5 Sep 2016

By Gus Fielding
BANGKOK, Sept. 5, Kyodo

Stuttgart striker Takuma Asano has bizarrely blamed himself for a idea that never was in Japan’s startle 2-1 World Cup subordinate better final week to a United Arab Emirates.

Now a striker, who recently represented Japan during a Rio Olympics, wants to take out his disappointment on Thailand in a team’s second Group B compare in Bangkok on Tuesday.

Asano scored what radio replays reliable to be a ideally legitimate idea when he struck a headed hit down from teammate Keisuke Honda in Thursday’s diversion in Saitama.

Despite a best efforts of UAE goalkeeper Khalid Eisa to scratch a round out, Asano’s shot had already crossed a line, though Qatari arbitrate Abdulrahman Al Jassim waved play on, call a Japan Football Association to board an central censure after a match.

“My shot was not good adequate and a idea was disallowed though what can we do?” Asano told reporters after training on Sunday. “I feel bad for all my teammates.”

“I wish we can get it right and measure to minister to a win (against Thailand). If a possibility comes my approach we am really going to put it away,” he said.

Asano, who recently changed to English Premier League giants Arsenal though had to be loaned out to German second-tier outfit Stuttgart after unwell to get a work assent in Britain, has won 6 caps so distant for a comparison inhabitant team.

The former Sanfrecce Hiroshima hitman played opposite Thailand’s Under-23 side in a organisation theatre during a Asian Under-23 Championship in Qatar in Jan and was tender with what he saw.

“Player for actor a Thais were really clever technically, had gait and were agile,” pronounced Asano. “But we consider we can kick them if we play the possess diversion and don’t concede them to make use of their strengths.”


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