Japan’s shock strategy fools Germany

JAPAN’S smartest strategy not to start with their European-based players against Germany significantly contributed to the sensational 2-1 win over four-time champions Germany, says Jita Singh.

TEAMWORK TRIUMPH To add to the ironical storyline, both Doan and Asano play in the German Bundesliga (Germany’s professional league). 

Japan manager Hajime Moriyasu praised:  “The players came together as one team, we prepared well and we stuck in there, and that’s what led to the win.”

EMBARRASSING PRICE The blunt truth is Germany never took their overwhelming dominance after they dominated the first half, says former Home United coach Robert Albert, now coaching in Indonesia’s Persib Bandung. “They paid the most embarrassing price,” he added.