Aug 31, 2015

Nagatomo not leaving Inter Milan: source

Japan defender Yuto Nagatomo is staying put at Inter Milan, a source at the Serie A club said on Sunday. The 28-year-old fullback, who has been called up for Japan’s World Cup qualifiers against Cambodia and Afghanistan on Sept. 3 and 8, respectively, was ...

Aug 30, 2015

Nagatomo linked with Leicester move

Leicester City is attempting to sign a second Japanese player in Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo, The Sunday Times reported. Leicester, who added Japan international Shinji Okazaki to its payroll over the summer, has agreed to a fee of £3 million for the 28-year-old ...

Jun 21, 2015

Nagatomo wants Inter extension

Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo has made it clear that not only does he want to stay at the Serie A giants, he wants to sign an extension with the Nerazzurri. “I want to stay at Inter,” the Japan international said on Sunday after ...

Injured Nagatomo skips Halilhodzic's first camp

Mar 23, 2015

Injured Nagatomo skips Halilhodzic's first camp

Injured Japan and Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo will not attend the national team’s first training camp under coach Vahid Halilhodzic, the Japan Football Association said Monday. Halilhodzic had named Nagatomo and two others who are not fully fit, so he could share his ...

Dec 23, 2014

Players should maintain trust in Aguirre, says Nagatomo

Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo says he is unconcerned over the alleged involvement of Japan coach Javier Aguirre in a match-fixing scandal in Spain and says all the players can do is keep their faith in him. “All we have to do is trust ...

Nishikori's run to final inspires Samurai Blue

Sep 8, 2014

Nishikori's run to final inspires Samurai Blue

Gaku Shibasaki hopes he can take his first step onto the international stage Tuesday, hours after a fellow Aomori Yamada High School alumni tries to make sporting history with the world watching him — that being Kei Nishikori. In New York on Monday, Nishikori ...

Nagatomo doesn't see humidity as big issue

May 31, 2014

Nagatomo doesn't see humidity as big issue

Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo insists the stamina-draining conditions that await Japan in Brazil at the World Cup finals will not diminish his performance. He said Friday that dealing with the heat is a psychological battle before it is a physical one. Nagatomo said ...

Nov 27, 2013

Nagatomo honored as AFC's top Asian player

Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo was named the Asian International Player of the Year at the Asian Football Confederation Awards on Tuesday evening. The award goes to Asia’s best player based outside the continent. China and Guangzhou Evergrande captain Zheng Zhi was recognized as ...

Mar 15, 2013

Honda, Nagatomo won't play against Jordan: Hara

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Japan will be without the driving force of CSKA Moscow midfielder Keisuke Honda and Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo for the crucial upcoming World Cup qualifier away to Jordan, Japan Football Association technical director Hiromi Hara said Thursday. Fitness issues have robbed Italian coach ...