This weekend Hamburger SV lost 5-0 at home to Regensburg as their season in the second tier of Germany took another bad turn.
As the Japanese pair Sakai and Ito played the full 90 minutes. This was their first defeat since the opening weekend of the season but is a big shock to a side that is expected to win promotion.
In the end, this was a very poor day at the office and Sakai will look to put this behind him. t is expected the right-back who has helped to keep three clean sheets in his sides six matches this season will do just that.
Meanwhile, Ito has yet to score in his first four appearances this season and am sure will look to put this right on Thursday when his side face Greuther Fürth in the league.