â€śOur opponents are all excellent teams, so this will be a good gauge of how we can perform away from home with a year to go until the World Cup,â€ť Shinji told FIFA.com.
â€śWe need this sort of preparation, and I want to see how we handle the atmosphere and how far we can go. Weâ€™re going there to win, so the question will be how we can achieve that. Thatâ€™s my mind-set going into this tournament.
â€śAll the teams have many fantastic players, and each team has its own individual style. Our defence and attack need to be in sync, and even then we wonâ€™t win unless we work hard. But this is why I play the game, and I canâ€™t wait to get stuck in.â€ť