Arsenal football club of England defender, Takehiro Tomiyasu was superb today for his national team Japan in their first game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar against Hansi Flick led Germanynational team at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha.
The 24 year old former Bologna star started the game from the bench due to tactical reason but was introduced in the 46th minute for Takefusa Kubo, and he was able to play his part and also contributed his quota in the crucial comeback win that helped them secured the whole maximum three points against the four-times World Champions.
Takehiro Tomiyasu in the game came on when his team were trailing from behind with a one goal deficit before they turned the fortune around in the second half with another surprising performance.
The Arsenal star after his introduction was exceptional for his team at the heart of the defence line where he took charge by making some decisive and dangerous clearances to deny their opponent some clear cut chances that could have been converted into goals.
Germany in the 33rd minute opened the scoring sheet via penalty as Ilkay Gundogan put the ball away from the spot to make it one nil which was enough to separate the two sides going into the half time break.
Japan in the second half got their form back on track and as such got levelled with an equalizer from Ritsu Doan in the 75th minute to make it 1-1 before Takuma Asano gave his side the lead in the 83rd minute, which ended the game two goals to one at full time.
Takehiro Tomiyasu with his impactful minutes spent on the pitch of play will be hoping to maintain the standard for his team in their next game as they continue their pursuit in the competition.