I Can’t Trust Coach Moriyasu” 85%

Japan lost 1-2 to Iraq in the second Group D match of the tournament at Alaiyan Education City Stadium in Qatar on the 19th (Korea time).

Japan, which had previously won 4-2 in its first group match against Vietnam, recorded one win and one loss (three points), falling behind Iraq (six points) and failing to win the first place in the group. In this tournament, if the points are the same, the winner’s win will be applied first, so even if Japan beats Indonesia in the final group match, it cannot be ranked first.

In addition, Japan’s A-match winning streak, which had continued since June last year, also stopped at 12.

As Japan, which was hit by Iraq, suffered a major setback in its winning plan, Japanese fans are also very anxious.

In particular, there are many criticisms that Moriyasu Hajime’s strategy was wrong, citing the late deployment of Takehiro Tomiyasu, who scored two goals with a header to Iraq’s tall striker Aymen Hussein, and the appointment of goalkeeper Suzuki Zaion, who was the cause of the loss in the last game.

In a survey released by the Japanese portal “Yahu Japan” on the 20th, when asked, “Do you trust coach Moriyasu’s strategies and tactics?” about 85 percent, or 5734, out of 6,726 people, said, “I don’t trust him.” Ten percent (650) of fans said, “I support the current coach,” and five percent (342 votes) said, “I don’t know.”

Moriyasu became a hero by bringing Japan to the round of 16 at the 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup, but he was criticized for his poor performance at this tournament.


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