Honda says veterans vital for Japan

Nov 19, 2014

Honda says veterans vital for Japan

by Gus Fielding

AC Milan midfielder Keisuke Honda believes Japan has reaped the benefit of recalling a number of seasoned veterans and says experience will be crucial to the Samurai Blue’s chances of retaining their Asian Cup title in Australia in January. New coach Javier Aguirre used ...

Japan thumps Honduras in friendly

Nov 14, 2014

Japan thumps Honduras in friendly

Keisuke Honda scored and assisted twice as Asian champion Japan trounced Honduras with a 6-0 victory in a friendly on Friday. Joining Honda on the scoresheet were Maya Yoshida and Yasuhito Endo while substitutes Takashi Inui, who had two, and Yohei Toyoda opened their ...

Milan embraces red-hot Honda

Oct 20, 2014

Milan embraces red-hot Honda

Keisuke Honda was finally being feted by a resurgent AC Milan after a brace of goals in a 3-1 win away to Verona reassured club bosses they had not mistakenly signed the player’s brother. The Japan international now appears to have drawn a firm ...

Aguirre focuses on team building

| Oct 8, 2014

Aguirre focuses on team building

by Andrew Mckirdy

Javier Aguirre will be looking for positive performances in Japan’s friendlies against Jamaica and Brazil over the coming week, but after failing to register a win in his first two games as manager, positive results would be even more welcome. Japan plays Jamaica in ...

Honda plays starring role as Milan beats Chievo to end skid

Oct 5, 2014

Honda plays starring role as Milan beats Chievo to end skid

Keisuke Honda scored his fourth goal in six matches as AC Milan ended a three-game winless streak in Serie A with a 2-0 victory over visiting Chievo Verona on Saturday. Sulley Muntari celebrated his 250th match in Serie A by giving Milan the lead ...

Honda scores for Milan in victory over Parma

Sep 15, 2014

Honda scores for Milan in victory over Parma

Keisuke Honda was on target for the second game in a row on Sunday as AC Milan edged Parma 5-4 away in an extraordinary Serie match that saw both sides end the game with 10 men as Daniele Bonera and Felipe were both dismissed. ...

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, ...