Keisuke Honda, formerly of Pachuca, is questioning his absence from Japan’s final squad for Qatar 2022.

36-year-old football player Keisuke Honda expressed his disagreement that he is not in the Japanese team that will participate in the first World Cup to be played in the Middle East.

Three weeks from the start FIFA World Cup 2022, Japan presented her final list and highlights the absence Keisuke Honda. Former club player Pachuca on social networks questioned his absence and the non-arrival of other football players whom he rejected Hajime Moriyasu.

With his profile on his official Twitter, the 36-year-old footballer showed that he does not agree that he is not in the Japanese team that will participate in the first World Cup that will be played in the Middle East.

“About what Hasebe? what about Okazaki? About what? Kagawa? About what? Keisuke Honda?”, wrote a former player of the club AC Milan.

According to Transfermarkt, Honda he did not play official matches in 2022 because he was left without a team at the end of 2021 after two months spent with him Suduva from Lithuania. Previously, Honda had a passing stage with him Speed from Netherlands and in 2020 he was one of the outstanding signings at Botafogo from Brazil.

Barring injuries between now and the debut Japan on world cup cons Germany November 23, 26 people named by the coach Hajime Moriyasu They will be the ones to represent Blue Samurai in Qatar.

As is often the case when the roster for a major tournament is announced, there was an immediate debate over team selection and Moriyasu made two notable omissions.

First, Yuya Osako, he was arguably Samurai Blue’s best player at the last World Cup, continuing to be a useful contributor during Asian qualifiers with ten goals, although he hasn’t enjoyed the best of times following Vissel Kobe’s struggles in the J1 League this season.

Interestingly, the second was perhaps not such a surprising exclusion. Because of the influence he had Kyogo Furuhashi – since joining , scoring 20 goals in 33 appearances in his debut season for the Scottish Premiership giants – has continued to struggle to break into Moriyasu’s starting eleven over the past 12 months.

Both players have shaped up as Japan’s top two goalscorers at the World Cup, which makes it understandable why their absence has caught the attention of many.

If Moriyasu has more, or at least equally, viable options to lead Japan – especially after announcing his goal of reaching the quarter-finals – his team’s options may be less of a consideration.

So if Japan wants defeat Germany, Spain Mr Costa Rica and advance to the knockout round world cupWhere will the goals come from?

In Minamino’s defense, he has a habit of playing better for the national team than at club level, while wingers It’s Junya Mr Ritsu Doan will also pose a threat.

Then this Takefusa Kubowonder kid Barcelona and Real Madridwho seems to have finally found his place in LaLiga with Real Sociedad and could play a key role in Catarrh even though he is only 21 years old.

But perhaps one man who will be Japan’s best goal finder is a player who is slowly but surely working his way up to the continent’s top tier of stars.

Although far from being an absolute striker, Daichi Kamada from Eintracht Frankfurt he is currently the third top scorer in the Bundesliga with seven goals, ahead of star names such as Sadio Mane Mr Timo Werner.

With 11 goals in 19 games in all competitions so far this season, Kamada also showed he can thrive in high-pressure situations, playing several times with Frankfurt on Champions League.

Giving more responsibility to players like Kamada, Kubo and Doan, who haven’t quite established themselves as international players, ties in with Moriyasu’s comments in his team announcement, where he revealed he decided to forgo experience for people with “ambition”.

It should also be remembered that, in the end World Cup, Japan somehow managed to reach the round of 16 despite limited options in attack, although at least then they had established names like Keisuke Honda Mr Shinji Kagawa step into the midfield.

Four years later, Blue Samurai could prove that they have enough strength to pass from the group stage to world cup once more.

With information from Gabriel Tan

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