Tuesday's Asian Champions League game at Edion Stadium in Hiroshima marked exactly 4,112 days since Keisuke Honda had last stood on a Japanese pitch representing his club rather than his country.

The former Samurai Blue star was not quite impressed with what he saw.

Just over 12 years and three months since Honda played his last game for Nagoya Grampus before joining Dutch side VVV Venlo, he returned to Japan as a member of Australia's Melbourne Victory, scoring the 1-1 equalizer in an eventual 2-1 defeat to host Sanfrecce Hiroshima.