World Cup: We were aggressive against Germany – Japan coach, Moriyasu

Hajime Moriyasu, the Japan head coach has maintained that his side defeated Germany 2-1 in today’s World Cup tie in Qatar was due to their aggressiveness to win against a very intelligent Hansi Flick’s sid

Speaking in a post-match conference after the game, Moriyasu said: “I believe it’s a historic moment. It is a big surprise, and we are now reaching the global standard.

“We saw Saudi Arabia with a surprise win [beating Argentina 2-1 on Tuesday], so we’re showing our capability of Asian football.

“From the start, we decided to be aggressive; however, Germany’s aggression was higher. This was no surprise for us.”

” They’ve a wonderful goalkeeper, Mr [Manuel] Neuer. However, our squad were very intelligent, they were smart and played well persistently. They fought really hard.

IIkay Gundogan score a penalty for Germany during the encounter but goal from Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano gave the Japan a victory over Germany