HASEBE Makoto arrives for SAMURAI BLUE ahead of KIRIN CUP SOCCER 2016
29 May 2016
SAMURAI BLUE had the fifth day of their training, holding one practice session both in the morning and afternoon. The players seemed to be tired due to tough consecutive training sessions. However, when the coach Vahid HALILHODZIC told them: ‘I’m putting pressure on you physically and mentally now. I do know you all are tired, but we understand and are in control of your tiredness. So I want you to try hard for the KIRIN CUP SOCCER’, the players brightened up. They energetically practiced again.
HASEBE Makoto joined the practice session on the same day, which meant all the players based abroad had arrived. The team will continue training in Chiba until 29 May before leaving for Toyota.
HASEBE Makoto (Eintracht Frankfurt/Germany)
The season in Europe is over, but this national team activity will be my seasonal swansong. I’m certainly here to get some wins in the KIRIN CUP SOCCER. It’s been a while since I played for the national team against European teams. Although the three countries, we’ll meet this time, failed to qualify for the EURO2016, they are very strong. So I’d like to win home games against them properly, while performing well. Since there are a few new young players in the team, I personally expect that there will be a more competitive atmosphere among the national team players. I’d like to perform well to get good results in preparation for the qualifiers of the World Cup.
SAKAI Gotoku (Hamburger Sport-Verein/Germany)
As I kept working on what I had to do during this season, I could win my position in the team. Contributing to the team by playing brought me some confidence. Despite the fact the season is over, the KIRIN CUP SOCCER is essential for the national team. We’ve been preparing excellently through training, and getting ourselves in good condition. Although training has been very tough, we are vocally encouraging each other everyday. I’d like to continue to practice hard without picking up an injury. We’ll win the coming two games in the KIRIN CUP and gain good results.
|Thu. 26 May||PM||Training|
|Fri. 27 May||AM/PM||Training|
|Sat. 28 May||AM/PM||Training|
|Sun. 29 May||AM||Training|
|Mon. 30 May||PM||Training|
|Tue. 31 May||PM||Training|
|Wed. 1 June||16:30
|Official Conference (Toyota Stadium)
Official Training (Toyota Stadium)
|Thu. 2 June||PM||Training|
|Fri. 3 June||19:40||KIRIN CUP SOCCER 2016
vs Bulgaria National Team (Toyota Stadium)
|Sat. 4 June||AM||Training|
|Sun. 5 June||17:00
|Official Conference (Suita City Football Stadium)
Official Training (Suita City Football Stadium)
|Mon. 6 June||PM||Training|
|Tue. 7 June||19:30||KIRIN CUP SOCCER 2016
3rd-Place Playoff or Final (Suita City Football Stadium)
*The schedule is subject to change due to the team condition, the weather, etc.
KIRIN CUP SOCCER 2016
Held in knockout system among SAMURAI BLUE (Japan National Team), Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria and Denmark.
2016-6-3 (Fri.) Aichi/Toyota Stadium
16:00 kick-off (subject to change) Bosnia Herzegovina National Team vs Denmark National Team
19:40 kick-off (subject to change) SAMURAI BLUE (Japan National Team) vs Bulgaria National Team
2016-6-7 (Tue,) Osaka/Suita City Football Stadium
16:00 kick-off (subject to change) Bosnia Herzegovina National Team or Denmark National Team vs Bulgaria National Team
19:30 kick-off (subject to change) SAMURAI BLUE (Japan National Team) vs Bosnia Herzegovina National Team or Denmark National Team
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