Japanese national soccer team coach Hajime Moriyasu, who confirmed his advance to the round of 16 at the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup, expressed his thoughts on the match between Korea and Japan.
According to the AFC on the 25th (Korea Standard Time), Moriyasu said, “All the teams that participated in this tournament, especially those that advanced to the round of 16 are very high in quality,” adding, “They have skills and quality, and that’s why they made it to the tournament. But we have to be prepared to win any game.”랭크카지노주소
Japan lost its second group match to Iraq, and lost the group stage. Japan advanced to the round of 16 by ranking second in the group, winning the third group match with Indonesia.
Japan, which was highly likely to advance to the knockout stage as the group’s No. 1 ranking, finished the group stage as the second ranking, raising the possibility that the match between Korea and Japan will take place in the round of 16. If Korea, the second-ranked team in the group, closes the group stage with the first place, it will face Japan in the round of 16. It remains to be seen the result of the third match between Jordan and Bahrain, but if Korea, which will meet Malaysia, wins a landslide victory, it is highly likely that Korea will rise to the top.
If South Korea reaches the round of 16 as the group’s top-ranked team, it will open up a thorny path. Even if it beats Japan in the round of 16, it is highly likely to meet Iran in the quarterfinals. Of course, Japan also joined the tournament as the second-ranked team in the group, accepting a difficult match.
“Iran and South Korea are among the best teams in Asia. I respect both teams that play in different styles from Japan,” Moriyasu said. “If we are to compete with these two teams, we have to play at a high level. It will be a high level of performance not only for us but also for those who are watching.”
Korea will play its third group match against Malaysia led by head coach Kim Pan-gon at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. The match between Jordan and Bahrain will take place at the same time. Currently, Korea has the same point as Jordan, but is two points behind in difference in gains and losses. Under the premise that Korea will beat Malaysia, if Jordan ties or loses, Korea will rank first. If Jordan wins its third match, it will also rank No. 1 in the group based on differences in gains and losses and multiple points.