Japan goal scorer Honda praises his team

13:41, June 16, 2010      

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Keisuke Honda, Japanese goal scorer in the 1-0 win over Cameroon, praised the performance of the whole team.

"It is not just about me. Our team has not had good results but we got it right when it mattered," said Honda.

The victory is very important for coach Takeshi Okada, who had been under fire as his team lost four and drew one of their warm-up games.

"I had to stay calm when the ball came to me as we have missed chances in recent games," Honda added.

Coach Takeshi Okada said the players display of unity before the kick-off indicated their togetherness.

"We knew Cameroon would be physically strong and so it proved. But my players had a strong motivation to do well.

"They asked me before the match if they could stand with shoulders linked at the national anthem. I thought it was a good idea." Okada said.

Source: Xinhua

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