Japan playmaker Shinji Kagawa has said that the competitive nature of a World Cup will mean that his side will be presented with limited chances, many of which they’ll have to take.
Kagawa may not be first choice at Manchester United but for his country he is an indispensable first team player and contributes heavily to Japan’s fast attacking play.
However, Japan have been placed in a tough group with Colombia, Ivory Coast and Greece all being of a reasonably high quality.
Kagawa said: “The World Cup is different than friendly matches. Everybody’s level is high during the World Cup, we might not get many chances so we’ll need to take the few ones that we get.”