Japan gamers Hiroki Sakai and Takefusa Kubo have credited Saudi Arabia for uplifting their nation to return from behind and trigger one other World Cup upset on Wednesday November 23.
The Samurai Blue got here from 1-0 all the way down to beat Germany 2 – 1 in one other largest upset of the match.
The victory got here a day after Saudi Arabi additionally got here from one all the way down to defeat Argentina on Tuesday, and Sakai, through beIN SPORTS, praised his aspect’s Asian rivals for serving to his staff imagine in themselves.
The 32-year-old mentioned: ‘Yesterday Saudi Arabia confirmed us a really priceless recreation towards Argentina. All of us thought, if we are able to simply maintain the deficit to at least one, you by no means know what may occur subsequent.’
Midfielder Kubo added: ‘We had been down 1-0 at half-time identical to Saudi Arabia, and identical to them we had been capable of obtain an ideal comeback victory.’