Watch Shinji Kagawa’s long range goal against Ghana after he drifted from the left wing that equalized the score before Japan beat Ghana 3-0.
After scoring such a beautiful goal, Kagawa put pressure on David Moyes for putting him on Manchester United’s bench so far this season.
He said, “Please ask David Moyes why I’m not in the side,”
“It is frustrating not playing but to score a goal like that gives me confidence. Hopefully I can take that back to my club with me and things will improve.”
“It’s hard not playing regularly. Some days the frustration is worse than others — it comes in waves,” said Kagawa, an unused substitute in United’s games against Swansea and Chelsea before the loss at Anfield.
“So it’s nice to come back to Japan and get to play, and to score felt good. I missed one in the first half tonight so when the chance opened up in the second for me to shoot I wanted to take it on,” added Kagawa, who celebrated his sweetly struck goal with a roar of delight.
“I think I caught it flush — I don’t remember. I just have to keep working hard and keep pushing for my chance. When I get back it will be a challenge to get into the team.”
“It’s nice to feel support but I have to do my talking on the pitch,” said Kagawa, who was even linked with a return to Dortmund in the July-August transfer window.
“When I get back to my club I have to wait for my chance in the Champions League and the Premier League. I’m sure my chance will come.”
Watch Kagawa’s long range goal vs Ghana below