Japan national team captain Makoto Hasebe said he was pleased with the 2-0 victory against Thailand in the 2018 World Cup qualification stage, but admitted that he thought it was not an easy game for the Samurai Blue.
Two goals from each half from Genki Haraguchi and Takuma Asano helped Japan to secure an important victory against the War Elephants in Thailand.
However, according to Hasebe, the match could have easily gone the other way.
“The main thing was the result, and in that sense, we can be pleased. However, we got a lot of chances early on but we got ourselves in some tight spots and it would not have been a surprise if Thailand had equalized”, the Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder told local newspapers.
“But if you talk about what needs fixing then you could go on forever. From a personal point of view, I think it is great that we won but we have to keep that sense of danger with us”, he said.