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Japan coach wary of Sadio Mane threat

Japan coach wary of Sadio Mane threat

July 26, 2018

Japan head coach Akira Nishino has admitted that his players are aiming to stop Sadio Mane on his stride as they seek to secure a group-deciding win over Senegal. The Liverpool attacker dictated the tempo of the Lions’ attacking play against Poland and Nishino is concerned that Mane’s positive attitude could seep into the entire Senegalese team.

Speaking in a press conference, he said: “It is not just Yoshida, but all the players we are giving them information about Mane, though I am sure he will be in some duels with Mane. I am sure we can deal with him but with the contribution that Mane can make, it might be possible to mark him one on one or even three on one. It is possible to stop him but the trouble is that he has influence too on other players, and that is what we are concerned about.”
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