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FC Tokyo striker Peter Utaka admits he is pinching himself at the thought of playing alongside all-time J. League top scorer Yoshito Okubo as the capital city club goes in search of its first-ever title.

“Yoshito says to me, ‘Oh Uta, I can’t believe you’re here,’ and I say, ‘I can’t believe I’m playing with you too,’ ” Utaka told The Japan Times at Tokyo’s training ground earlier this week.

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