Moriyasu, the ‘technical-miracle’ that failed to convince Alex Ferguson


Intense, applied and almost always smiling. This is how he is seen from the side, against each other, a Hajime Moriyasu who achieved the feat of bringing to Japanese in the round of 16 despite being in the same group Spain Y Germany. The 54-year-old Japan coach enjoyed a better career as a coach than as a player, but history has it that in his time he was about to wear the shirt of Manchester Utd.

In the 90s, a Moriyasu The 22-year-old arrived to conduct a trial with the ‘Red Devils’, who were then looking to give their team a unique touch at a time when Asian players were welcomed due to marketing. But certain minimums are required to justify signing, and Sir alex ferguson and his work team never saw him Moriyasu.

After a failed attempt to reach European football, Moriyasu did not leave Japanese football, wearing the shirts of kyoto branchThe Vegalta Sendai and the sanfrecce hiroshimaa team where later, as a coach, he was able to conquer the J1 League Afternoon up to three times. And those achievements led him to the ‘staff’ of selection.

He directed the lower categories and was a field assistant for Akira NishinoJapan coach until the 2018 World Cup in Russia after which he was Moriyasu in charge of said absolute selection. Since then, he was fourth in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with the Under-23s, he reached the final of the 2019 Asian Cup and, in other words, is preparing the team for this World Cup in Qatar 2022.

Unique tactics, with a taste for playing with three central defenders despite the fact that it was a match Germany Y Costa Rica started with the defense of four, Japan of Moriyasu This is a brilliant team when pressing. Not because of an intensity issue (also) but because of how well he closes passing lanes. Against Spainhe was exalted in this sense and made life very difficult for those Luis Enrique.

This Monday (from 4:00 pm Spanish time), Japanese will be dealt with Croatia. It does not start as a favorite to win, but we will see if the interventionism of Moriyasu to change games (as happened against Germany) enough for the Japanese team to star in a new bell.

Source: La Verdad


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