Japan striker Ritsu Doan expressed his happiness at the surprising 2-1 victory over Germany in the FIFA World Cup, especially after the condescending comments that targeted the Asian team before the tournament.
Eight members of the Japanese national team play in German clubs, and the Japanese duo carried the signature of Doan, the Freiburg player, and Takuma Asano, the German Bochum player, to overturn the Asian country’s delay to victory.
Duan told reporters: Before I came to the World Cup, the Germans expected that it would be easy to face Japan.
He continued: I smile at them upset when I hear this and I said to myself: Do not be silly. As a man, I think an outcome like this is the perfect way to shut up, so I’m glad it worked out that way.
Japan is seeking to reach the quarter-finals for the first time in its history.
Doan said that the players have already begun to think about facing Costa Rica in the second round of Group E of the tournament scheduled for Sunday.
“Of course, I’m very excited. We haven’t changed the course of history, but I think it’s a historic victory.”
“Yesterday we were very happy. But starting today, we will put the victory behind us and prepare to face Costa Rica without dwelling on a big win”.