Kaoru Mitoma has made a name for himself with some dynamic performances for Brighton & Hove Albion in the English Premier League this season, and now he says it is time to do the same for Japan.

On the pitch, the 25-year-old oozes confidence, and he is apparently bringing that attitude to his first World Cup.

"The Premier League is high intensity and a high level so this helps me a lot, of course," he told media assembled at Japan's training venue in the Al Sadd neighborhood of Doha on Sunday.