Yuya Osako 'I am Sorry'


Japan lost to Belgium 3-2 in the round of 16 at the World Cup in the most heartbreaking fashion. 

Yuya Osako the new Werder Bremen striker then spoke to the media after the match about how he felt about the loss. 

To sum up the game and just how unlucky Japan was, Haraguchi scored to put Japan in the lead after 48 minutes. This was followed by an Inui goal after 52 minutes to make it 2-0. 

However, Vertonghen headed shot looped in after 69 minutes, this was then followed by a Fellaini headed goal to make it 2-2 on 74 minutes. 

The drama then really unfolded in additional time when in the 94th minute Chadli made it 3-2 for Belgium. The goal came after a Japan corner and Belgium caught them on the counter-attack. The whistle later blew seconds later to single the end of the match and the end of Japan's World Cup adventure. 

After the game, manager Akira Nishino and his players did not show up for the post-match interviews. 

However, Yuya Osako did come out to speak quickly as he said "It's kind of difficult now ..." he later added, "It is very regrettable to lose after having a two-goal lead." 

He added also "I will leave it at that at not say more".  Although he went on to say "But, tremendous attacking from Belgium pushed as back and swing of the game changed. This then led to us making mistakes." 

He still continued, "I should have been more conscious of keeping 2-0 as it was".

While the player was visibly teary he found it hard to look at the camera he still had time to say "To be honest I regret decisions made, with all the Japan support cheering us on we nearly got the result' he next said "I am really sorry, " after this, he walked away. 

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