23-year-old Japanese ‘fullback’ scores 3 goals and 8 assists in Europe, Sugawara again leading the way in defeating Germany

Yukinari Sugawara (23)’s recent performance is surprising. 

Japan won 4-1 against Germany in the international match held at the Volkswagen Arena in Wolfsburg, Germany at 3:45 a.m. (Korean time) on the 10th. Japan defeated Germany by winning the return match at the last World Cup. 메이저사이트

On this day, Japan’s right back Sugawara took the lead in defeating Germany. Sugawara, who started as a starter, assisted Junya Ito’s first goal with a sharp cross in the 11th minute of the first half. In the 21st minute of the first half, he received a pass from Daichi Kamada and connected it back to Junya Ito. This became the starting point for Ayase Ueda’s goal. 

Sugawara scored 3 goals and 8 assists in 31 league games for AZ Alkmaar in the Dutch Eredivisie in the 2022/23 season. This is a surprising figure considering that his position is a fullback, equivalent to a defender. However, despite his performance, Sugawara was excluded from the final roster for the Qatar World Cup. Therefore, it was our first time playing against Germany, and we achieved success on such a stage. 

According to the Japanese media ‘Gekisaka’ on the same day, Sugawara said, “It was an away game in terms of flow and atmosphere. There was something I wanted to change the flow and atmosphere. Overlapping is my strength, so I thought I would go up when I had the chance. I will get results. “It was nice to be able to do it,” he added. 

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