Kagawa: Japan must score against Singapore

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XXX of XXX [action] during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Round 2 - Group E match between Japan and Cambodia at Saitama Stadium on September 3, 2015 in Saitama, Japan.

Japanese playmaker insisted his team must score and play more effective against on Tuesday’s and 2019 Asian Cup joint qualifiers at National Stadium.

The Borussia Dortmund star also warned Samurai Blue squad to perform better than the previous encounter with the South-East Asian nation at Saitama Stadium in June when they suprisingly were held to a stalemate draw.

“We must create more chances. In the last match (a 0-0 draw against Singapore in Saitama), we attacked a lot but we didn’t manage to score,” the 26-year-old told The Straits Times.

“We will have to be aggressive and go for the ball even more, and I hope we make the most of our chances this time.

“In the last game, a lot of play was focused at the centre. But the flankers are also important, crosses are important too,” he added.

currently sit level with Singapore on ten points in the Group E standings, having won three of their opening five fixtures. They are two points behind Syria who are at the top of table.