Japan Coach Draws Positives From Ghana Friendly

Japan coach Akira Nishino has drawn positives from his side’s 2-0 defeat to Ghana on Wednesday in an international friendly game in Yokohamah.

The West African side scored in each half of the tie through Thomas Partey and Emmanuel Boateng respectively.

According to Nishino, his side did their best but they made certain mistakes which they will be working on it ahead of the upcoming World Cup in Russia.

“Some things worked and some things didn’t, and the things that didn’t led to this result,” said Nishino.

“I was able to try out a lot of things and I was able to look at a lot of players, but we were looking to win the game and the fact that we didn’t is disappointing.”

“As time went on things picked up, but we didn’t start the game well. We weren’t all on the same page but this is a good test for us and we will work on our shortcomings.”

Japan have been paired with Senegal, Poland and Columbia in Group H.