Takefusa Kubo after Japan’s qualification for the round of 16: “Hope is free”

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Takefusa Kubo after Japan’s qualification for the round of 16: “Hope is free”

Takefusa Kubo (Japan attacking midfielder, Spain won 2-1 and qualified for the round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup): “There’s us, Australia, Saudi Arabia came very close to qualifying… don’t underestimate Asia. This victory against a great selection like Spain, no one expected it. We hope that the historic night will be that of the round of 16 against Croatia. This one, yes, for sure it would be the night that could change the history of our football. »

“In the first half, I didn’t feel a lot of danger, just with Nico Williams, who was very threatening on his wing. And the sense of goal of Alvaro Morata, and the talent of Pedri, who distilled good passes. Our plan in the 2nd half was to press them, and they conceded a few balls to us and moved back. On an action, it smiled on us, then they wanted to continue touching the ball, and their philosophy helped us a little. Another team would have returned the balls far ahead. But with the help of the supporters, we stay here for one more round, at least. Hope it’s free. »

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