Japanese coaches are stubborn about allowing Kaoru Mitoma to go to the Asian Cup.

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Brighton head coach Roberto de Zerbi is surprised that. Japan left their 2023 Asian Cup squad with their winger Kaoru Mitoma included. After notifying earlier that the football player would have to miss 4-6 weeks of competition because of an ankle injury.

The 26-year-old was injured in the 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace before Christmas. With De Zerbi saying he will be out for at least a month. 

For example, the coach, Hajime Moriyasu, probably added Mitoma’s name to the 26 generals competing in the Asian Championships in Qatar between 12 Jan. – 10 Feb. Thus creating quite a bit of confusion for the ‘Gulls’. ทางเข้า UFABET 

“I was quite surprised because the club medical staff informed me that. Mitoma would need four to six weeks to recover from his injury.” He said at a press conference ahead of the match against West Ham (January 2).

“In my opinion, it’s hard to imagine that he can compete in the Asian Cup.” 

“But I am also a fan of Mito and all our players. So if they can serve the motherland I, myself as the head coach, am also happy and proud.” 

Incidentally, Moriyasu is still unsure whether Kaoru Mitoma will be able to play in time for the opening game of Group B against Vietnam (Jan. 14) or not, but the direction of recovery is going well. 

In addition to the winger ‘ Samurai Blue ‘ , Brighton also had to release striker Simon Adingra to play with the Ivory Coast national team. Despite a hamstring problem and defender Tariq Lamptey. Ghana national team at the African Cup of Nations.