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Man Utd midfielder Kagawa staying calm ahead of World Cup kickoff

Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa is happy not to put too much pressure on himself ahead of Japan's World Cup kickoff.

Alberto Zaccheroni's men have an excellent chance of reaching the knockout stages after being drawn in Group C with Colombia, Greece and the aforementioned Ivorians. While much is expected of Kagawa, the 25-year-old is braced for the challenge.

"I will just get ready to show my performances, I don't think I should be too greedy," Shinji explains. "I am just getting myself ready for the first match in a calm manner. I am going to play and keep myself under control. I am preparing myself for it. But who knows? You might feel nervous or overwhelmed. You never know how you will actually feel until you get there.

"Again, I try not to fantasise or to be obsessed. Let's say, I try not to imagine myself scoring three goals in the first match. I just think it is best if I can show what I have got, setting my ego aside."

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