Samurai Blue head coach says Takuma Asano 'not someone who betrays'

Soccer May 5, 2021

Samurai Blue head coach says Takuma Asano 'not someone who betrays'

Japan manager Hajime Moriyasu on Tuesday said Takuma Asano is "not someone who betrays people or his team" after the forward terminated his contract with Serbian club Partizan over alleged unpaid salary. Moriyasu managed the 26-year-old when they were together at Sanfrecce Hiroshima, and was ...

Takumi Minamino's call-up 'nonsense,' says Southampton manager

Soccer Mar 19, 2021

Takumi Minamino's call-up 'nonsense,' says Southampton manager

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl claims it is "nonsense" for Japan forward Takumi Minamino to be asked to travel for international duty during the coronavirus pandemic. Minamino, on loan from Liverpool, is set to join up with the Japan squad for next week's friendly against South ...