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Russia: Japanese coach believes his team 'had to win, wanted to win'01:27

Russia: Japanese coach believes his team 'had to win, wanted to win'

Russian Federation, Rostov-on-Don
July 3, 2018 at 01:19 GMT +00:00 · Published

Japanese coach Akira Nishino and Belgian footballer Eden Hazard laid out their views on their Round of 16 match’s outcome and their team’s performance, speaking at the post-match press-conference in Rostov-on-Don on Monday.

Nishino said that the Japanese team had to win because they performed even better than just "well." Calling the team "strong enough," the coach stated that Japan could have ended the match against Belgium "at least equally."

Belgian footballer Eden Hazard, already labelled by the media as the man-of-the-match, pinned the match’s outcome as favourable for France on the team’s "great" reaction.

"And maybe it is these type of matches that we need for the future because we could have been knocked out but we ended in the quarter finals," he concluded.

The Japan-Belgium encounter ended in a 3:2 victory for the latter, with the Belgian team coming out on top at the last moment of the last four minutes added.

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Japanese coach Akira Nishino and Belgian footballer Eden Hazard laid out their views on their Round of 16 match’s outcome and their team’s performance, speaking at the post-match press-conference in Rostov-on-Don on Monday.

Nishino said that the Japanese team had to win because they performed even better than just "well." Calling the team "strong enough," the coach stated that Japan could have ended the match against Belgium "at least equally."

Belgian footballer Eden Hazard, already labelled by the media as the man-of-the-match, pinned the match’s outcome as favourable for France on the team’s "great" reaction.

"And maybe it is these type of matches that we need for the future because we could have been knocked out but we ended in the quarter finals," he concluded.

The Japan-Belgium encounter ended in a 3:2 victory for the latter, with the Belgian team coming out on top at the last moment of the last four minutes added.

Due to FIFA restrictions, access to this footage is limited to the following countries ONLY:

Africa - Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Asia - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor Leste, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.

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