Weak bicycle kick by Honda....
Minamino I think, will one day be a great great player. Usami is already very good, but I don't see him getting a call up from where his team currently stands. Usami's been representing Japan consistently since the U15s, so I'm sure his chance will come again. I just don't think it will happen during the Zaccheroni management.Minamino still has a couple of more years to develop before he's ready for the national team. Miyaichi as well. Although I don't see Miyaichi ever becoming a success like Kiyotake, Inui, etc... His technical skill isn't there and he relies on his pace too much. Usami is clearly ready. His current season in the J League 2 is very much like Shinji's domination in the 2nd division.
Japan's attack is out of sync right now. Before, Maeda was our main striker, and he was more of a Welbeck type. A hard worker, good presser, he scored a fair bit, but the real goal threat came from the 2nd line of AMs. Back then, our AMs played further up the pitch.Japan's attack is looking really bad right now. Actually, it's been looking bad for the longest time. They try to walk the ball into the net every time and it's not working. The striker and even Nagatomo suffer. At this point, a new formation should be put on trial and see what happens. If they want to continue with the same formation, bring in Usami who can create something out of nothing.