Honda, Aguirre reflect on loss

Sep 6, 2014

Honda, Aguirre reflect on loss

AC Milan’s Keisuke Honda jokingly questioned whether he was the right man to lead Japan after he was made captain for Friday’s 2-0 defeat at home to Uruguay in coach Javier Aguirre’s first game in charge. With regular captain Makoto Hasebe having been forced ...

Honda vows to fight on despite defeat

Jun 25, 2014

Honda vows to fight on despite defeat

No matter how tough the going gets, Keisuke Honda never shows signs of defeat, a testament to the Japanese international’s mental strength. But on Tuesday, after Colombia’s Jackson Martinez put the game out of Japan’s reach with his second goal in the 82nd minute, ...

Ball control key against Greece: Honda

Jun 17, 2014

Ball control key against Greece: Honda

Japan talisman Keisuke Honda said Monday the side must try to dominate possession if it is to keep its World Cup hopes alive after a defeat in its Group C opener. Honda gave the Asian champions the lead against Cote d’Ivoire on Saturday but, ...

Japan wins final warm-up match

Jun 7, 2014

Japan wins final warm-up match

by Gus Fielding

AC Milan midfielder Keisuke Honda scored twice and Yoshito Okubo grabbed a dramatic late winner on Friday as Japan came from 2-0 down to beat Zambia 4-3 in its final warm-up match for the upcoming World Cup finals. Goals from Christopher Katongo and Nathan ...