Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa has stressed they are ready to do battle against Ghana.
The Asian giants will host the African giants in an international friendly game today at the Nissan Sports Stadium.
“It’s been a long camp and I’ve been able to concentrate every day,” said midfielder Shinji Kagawa, who returned to action with Borussia Dortmund earlier this month after missing three months through injury.
“Everything will be decided the day after the game but all the players are fully focused on the game itself. We’re prepared for any situation in the match and we want to win even though it’s only a friendly, because then we can carry that form onward. We’ll be trying out different things and we need to capitalize on the good things that come out of the game.”
The 2002 World Cup quarter-finalist will warm up for the World Cup by playing Switzerland in Lugano, Switzerland, on June 8 and Paraguay in Innsbruck, Austria, on June 12. Nishino’s team opens its World Cup campaign against Colombia in Saransk on June 19 before taking on Senegal in Yekaterinburg on June 24 and Poland in Volgograd on June 28.