Soccer: Nishikawa seeking emancipation for simple fumble vs UAE

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14:45 4 Sep 2016

By Gus Fielding
BANGKOK, Sept. 4, Kyodo

Goalkeeper Shusaku Nishikawa has vowed to atone for his schoolboy blunder in Japan’s startle 2-1 World Cup subordinate better to United Arab Emirates when a Blue Samurai take on Thailand in their second Group B compare in Bangkok on Tuesday.

Nishikawa felt he ought to have kept out a giveaway flog from UAE captain Ahmed Khalil that canceled out Keisuke Honda’s 11th-minute header in Thursday’s diversion during Saitama Stadium.

But a Urawa Reds protector was even some-more unhappy during a approach he sole himself early to concede Khalil to sign feat by nonchalantly chipping a leader true down a center from a chastisement mark 9 mins into a second half.

“I done a many simple blunder of not watchful until a round was kicked to make my pierce (for a penalty),” Nishikawa told reporters.

“If we hadn’t altered afterwards there would not have been a problem. It was a shot we could have really saved. we have taken time to simulate on that. (Making a save) on that one play could have altered a situation.”

“There will substantially be set pieces in a diversion opposite Thailand and hopefully we can make use of what we gifted (in a UAE game).”

Nishikawa says a players have regrouped and are dynamic to erase a beating of a better to a Emiratis and take 3 points behind from Bangkok.

“We wish to make certain we lapse to Japan with a win underneath a belts,” pronounced Nishikawa. “All of us wish go into a Thailand diversion with a aim of creation adult for a beating of losing during home.”

“There are things we could and could not do in a initial diversion and we have to continue doing a things we got right. We have to demeanour during video footage (of a UAE game) to see where we went wrong, make adjustments and hopefully all lift in a same direction.”

“Losing a initial diversion has increasing a clarity of risk we are in. We have supposed that a days of being means to win simply opposite teams in Asia are over.”

“Thailand are a useful group and have players that are discerning on their feet in conflict so we have to make certain we are organized.”

Thailand will also be looking to collect adult their initial points of a final-round subordinate debate after going down 1-0 divided to Saudi Arabia on Thursday.


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