World Cup Maya Yoshida Interview

World Cup Maya Yoshida Interview

Maya Yoshida Post Game Interview

Maya Yoshida gave a quick interview in English after Japan’s World Cup loss to Croatia. In this lesson, we’re going to take a look at what was said, learn some of the key phrases, and how to use them.


Maya Yoshida Full Interview

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Maya Yoshida at the World Cup 2022
  • Absolute heartbreak tonight for Japan; just sum up your feelings.

We did everything what we can do. We could do. (We’re) A great team. We showed great spirit, performance through the tournament with Germany, Spain, and play until extra time against the finalists for (the) previous World Cup.

I’m very proud of my team and proud about my teammate(s).

  • I’m proud of the fans, as well, because they’ve been coming out in their numbers in Qatar.

Absolutely yes. Even the people in the stadium, people watching on TV all around the world. I would like to thank you to all. It was very difficult (to) accept.

  • When you look back on this World Cup, when it heals, when the time comes, how will you assess Japan’s challenge at the tournament?

After the defeat against the Belgium four years ago, we sacrificed for a lot for winning this game. We spend all the time for four and half years for today. As I said that’s why it’s very difficult to accept, but (at the) same time we are very proud (about) what we have done. Yeah, I really enjoyed this tournament.

  • Thank you, Maya.


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