Yoshida left frustrated after defeat

Nov 25, 2016

Yoshida left frustrated after defeat

Southampton defender Maya Yoshida was frustrated after the Saints failed to turn their possession into points in a 1-0 defeat away to Sparta Prague in their Europa League Group K clash on Thursday. Southampton enjoyed 71 percent of possession at Generali Arena but had ...

Japan hoping for fast start against UAE

Aug 30, 2016

Japan hoping for fast start against UAE

Southampton defender Maya Yoshida says Japan must treat the United Arab Emirates “like Brazil” in its final-round World Cup qualifier in Saitama on Thursday and has warned the Blue Samurai that they cannot afford a repeat of the start they made against UAE in ...

Jun 8, 2016

Yoshida unsure of future with Southampton

Japan defender Maya Yoshida said Wednesday he is uncertain of how things will be at Southampton with manager Ronald Koeman reportedly on his way to Everton. “The manager might change and I don’t know how things will turn out for me,” Yoshida said, a ...

Japan's Kagawa, Yoshida notch braces in rout of Bulgaria

Jun 3, 2016

Japan's Kagawa, Yoshida notch braces in rout of Bulgaria

Japan erupted for four first-half goals including a brace by Shinji Kagawa to slaughter Bulgaria 7-2 in the Kirin Cup on Friday. Japan’s other Shinji, Okazaki of Leicester City, needed only four minutes to open the scoring and move within one of 50 goals ...

Southampton defender Yoshida offers to help quake victims

Apr 17, 2016

Southampton defender Yoshida offers to help quake victims

Southampton’s Japan international defender Maya Yoshida on Saturday offered his support to the victims of the series of powerful earthquakes that have rocked his native Kyushu over the past few days. Speaking after Southampton’s 1-1 draw away to Everton in the Premier League, Yoshida, ...

Halilhodzic pleased with results from new system

Mar 25, 2016

Halilhodzic pleased with results from new system

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National team manager Vahid Halilhodzic has challenged Japan to make it through the second round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers without conceding a goal after claiming a seventh clean sheet in seven games in Thursday’s 5-0 win over Afghanistan. Group E leader Japan takes ...

Japan thrashes Afghanistan in World Cup qualifier

Mar 24, 2016

Japan thrashes Afghanistan in World Cup qualifier

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Japan virtually guaranteed its place in the final round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers with a 5-0 win over Afghanistan on Thursday. Leicester City striker Shinji Okazaki celebrated his 99th international appearance by opening the scoring in the 43rd minute at Saitama Stadium, before ...

Yoshida scores winner as Southampton downs West Ham

Feb 7, 2016

Yoshida scores winner as Southampton downs West Ham

Japan defender Maya Yoshida scored in Southampton’s 1-0 win over West Ham on Saturday, striking his first Premier League goal of the season as the 10-man Saints held on for the points. Yoshida, playing for the first time in five games, ran onto a ...

Leicester stuns Manchester City

Feb 7, 2016

Leicester stuns Manchester City

With a 3-1 win at Manchester City, Leicester showed why it really could be lifting the English Premier League trophy for the first time in May. From a 5,000/1 outsider for the title in August, Leicester became the 7/4 favorite with several British bookmakers ...

Japan trounces Singapore in World Cup qualifier

Nov 12, 2015

Japan trounces Singapore in World Cup qualifier

Mu Kanazaki marked his return from the international wilderness with his first national team goal as Japan whipped Singapore 3-0 on Thursday in a second-round Asian qualifier for the 2018 World Cup. Kanazaki opened the scoring after 20 minutes with a fine effort and ...

Yoshida warns Southampton to wake up

Aug 16, 2015

Yoshida warns Southampton to wake up

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is still hobbling around on crutches after an Achilles operation. His team is limping just as badly in the Premier League. The South Coast club has earned just a point from its first two games of the new season, with ...

Yoshida finds silver lining in tough practices

Jun 8, 2015

Yoshida finds silver lining in tough practices

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As Japan’s weeklong training camp wrapped up in Chiba on Sunday, Maya Yoshida felt he had been pushed to the max by new coach Vahid Halilhodzic. But the Southampton center back reckons he will reap the benefits and be in tip-top shape for next ...