Mori Yasuichi: All overseas players have said that Japanese and European football are not on the same level

02, 10th, in an interview the day before, Japanese coach Moriyasu talked about Japanese players’ constant choice to study abroad
status quo.

Of the 26-man squad for the World Cup in Qatar, 19 are playing for European clubs.
This situation does not only happen to the Japanese team. Top players from other countries also use the European League as their main battlefield.

In recent years, there have been examples of Japanese high school star players who have gone directly to Europe without going through the J-League after graduation.
For example, last year there was central defender Chase Angli (Shangzhi High School), who joined Stuttgart directly, and this year, Shiwang Fukuda (Kamura Gakuen High School) moved to Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Regarding the benefits of Japanese players studying abroad, Mori Hoichi believes: “In short, it is to throw yourself into a more stringent environment. In Europe, not only must survive, but also gain the trust of coaches and teammates, and obtain corresponding
I think this is very difficult. In a high-intensity, high-demand, high-competition game and training environment, in order to pursue faster growth, players need to continue to challenge. I also hope that these overseas students
Players are not afraid of challenges and let themselves continue to grow.”

“In addition, many players who have studied abroad have told me: ‘Japanese football and European football are not a project at all.’ Including me, Japanese football coaches need to think carefully about the differences between Japanese and European football, and then draw conclusions.
put into practice.”

“At the current stage, compared to simply going abroad, I think it is a better choice to go to places with international standards and World Cup standards to improve one’s ability. I think we must create a place where the world can truly see Japan as a country.
An era of choice as good as the European and world football powerhouses.”

In addition, Mori Yasuichi believes that the gap is not only in the players, but also in the coaches: “The gap in the environment cannot be filled in a short time. We must introduce international standards to Japan, and the level of coaches must also be improved.