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HOME > SAMURAI BLUE > KIRIN CHALLENGE CUP 2015 06/11 TOP > NEWS > SAMURAI BLUE work out to further improve condition


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SAMURAI BLUE work out to further improve condition

05 June 2015

SAMURAI BLUE work out to further improve condition

SAMURAI BLUE’s training camp entered the fourth day. In the morning, the squad were divided into two groups – the players who started it on the opening day and the others who just joined the day before. The first eight early birds started with aerobic exercises and moved on to enhancing physical performance in anaerobic situations. On the other hand, the other players who joined from the third day spent a large portion of the time again for aerobic training which the team regards as the foundation of conditioning.

After pushing their body very hard on the previous four days, the eight players did not work out in the afternoon to rest their body. The afternoon session took place with only Nagatomo Yuto (FC Internazionale Milano) and Okazaki Shinji (1.FSV Mainz 05). They worked on intensive training under the close eye of head coach Halilhodzic.

Players' Comment

OKAZAKI Shinji (1.FSV Mainz 05/ Germany)
(Speaking about the afternoon training with only two players,) I first want to appreciate the fact that lots of staff members took part in it. The afternoon session had a lot of drills for individual skills, and our head coach told us about the importance of those skills. I felt I wouldn't go forward from here unless I also improve them more.
I wasn't able to show my best at the Brazil World Cup and Asian Cup. That means I don't have a spot on the starting lineup secured. And in the midst of that, getting more competitive is important to me as well. I want to convey what I've experienced and will do my utmost to lead the team in that regard.

JFA-TV (Japanese version only)

  • Interview - OKAZAKI Shinji (1.FSV Mainz 05/ Germany)


Mon. 1 June PM Training
Tue. 2 June AM/PM Training
Wed. 3 June 17:00 Training
Thu. 4 June 17:00 Training
Fri. 5 June 17:00 Training
Sat. 6 June 17:00 Training
Sun. 7 June 17:00 Training
Mon. 8 June PM Training
Tue. 9 June PM Training
Wed. 10 June TBD Official Training
Thu. 11 June 19:00
(subject to change)
vs. Iraq National Team (Nissan Stadium)
Fri. 12 June PM Training
Sat. 13 June PM Training
Sun. 14 June PM Training
Mon. 15 June TBD Official Training
Tue. 16 June 19:30
(subject to change)
2018 FIFA World Cup and 2019 AFC Asian Cup Joint Qualifiers Round 2
vs. Singapore National Team (Saitama Stadium 2002)

Note: The schedule is subject to change.

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