Ange Postecoglou snaps back at Japan boss Moriyasu ‘level’ claim

Ange Postecoglou has snapped back at Japan head coach, Hajime Moriyasu, claiming that his reasoning for omitting Kyogo Furuhashi and Reo Hatate from his latest squad is bogus. The two men had been expected to be called up to the national team ahead of the next schedule of international fixtures the world over.

However, both men – and many others – were shocked to find that their international coach overlooked them yet again for a chance to represent the Blue Samurai in this latest international break. Their countryman Daizen Maeda was called up though, causing many to question his contradictory statements about the level at which Kyogo and Reo play at.

If he Scottish Premiership was so bad, why one did he bother picking one player from it when, to be frank about it, both men are better than the chap he decided to call-up. It was a strange one in all honesty and one that got Ange Postecoglou to hit back at his baseless remarks about the level in the cinch Premiership league.

Japan’s coach Hajime Moriyasu looks to the crowd after their loss in the Qatar 2022 World Cup round of 16 football match between Japan and Croatia at the Al-Janoub Stadium in Al-Wakrah, south of Doha on December 5, 2022. (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)

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As the Celtic manager sat down with the media today and was quizzed on the situation, he looked less than impressed with the comments of the Japan international boss and reminded everyone that it is merely the opinion of one man. He also pointed to the fact that mostly all of our squad will be away on international duty, so Scottish football really can’t be all that bad. Not to mention the now departed Josip Juranovic who now plays consistently in a Top Five League since moving to Union Berlin in the Bundesliga.

Have a look at Ange dismiss Moriyasu’s comments below…

Paul Gillespie


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