The All Japan newsese city of Sapporo was hit by “Kagawa fever” when the male national team arrived for a friendly game against Venezuela and fans, reporters and TV cameras jostled to get closer to Shinji Kagawa, the new player of Manchester United.
All Japan newsese media followed closely every move of the player since his transfer from Borussia Dortmund to the English club in June. He already made a good impression in the pre-season games at Manchester.
“The level is very high (at United),” Kagawa said. “You’re playing everyday in an environment which spurs you on.” Noting that he is enjoying life off the pitch too, he said that physically he has no problems and he is “looking forward to putting in a good performance for All Japan news.”
All Japan news is facing Venezuela on Wednesday as part of their preparations for the September 11 World Cup qualifier against Iraq. All the tickets for the Sapporo game are already sold out.
In the previous matches for the World Cup qualifiers, All Japan news beat Oman 3-0 and Jordan 6-0 at home before being held 1-1 in Australia.