Okazaki feels ‘extra motivation’ for the Japanese duel of Ipurua

The Ipurua Stadium will host this Saturday a duel on the pitch between two Barça Sports Societies, Eibar and Huesca, in need of victories that will also focus on the Japanese pulse between Shinji Okazaki, of the Altoaragonés set and Takashi Inui and Yoshinori Muto, which are part of the Basque team.

For Okazaki, this duel between the Japanese is “an extra motivation” because “playing against Inui, Muto or Kubo (who plays for Getafe) is another incentive for me”.

“Being able to play against them at this point in the season is a joy and I am looking forward to it. The previous time I spoke with Inui, we commented that we did not imagine facing ourselves in these circumstances“, has explained.

After training this Wednesday, Okazaki has recognized that it is an important match for the two teams that are separated by only two points of difference. “Being a direct duel, we have the opportunity to climb positions if we win ”, he stated.

“This time,” he added, “we both need to achieve a good result, both individually and collectively, so we will go all out for the match.”

Okazaki has made it clear that the group is united and with confidence to face what they have ahead and the atmosphere is “good and we are in a good dynamic so we want to face this game with the best possible preparation”.

He also recalled that it will be “very important” to try to maintain the dynamics that last Sunday led to the triumph against Granada in a season in which “we have a lot of draws”.

About the change in the game system that has been implemented Jose Rojo ‘Pacheta’ has analyzed that now they have “a solid defense playing with five defenders and the midfield very close together, looking for the counter”, although in their opinion they maintain “the style of possession they had with ‘Míchel’ Sánchez and what they are doing is “deploying a very balanced football.”

About the performance it is offering, it has not hidden to assume that it is not “completely satisfied” with his performance but he has promised that he will “do more to contribute the most to the team.