Shinji Kagawa: My Attention Is Now Directed On Japan For The World Cup

Shinji Kagawa

Shinji Kagawa, midfielder of Manchester United and National Football Team of Japan

The Manchester United player, Shinji Kagawa says that his attention is now directed to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, to be specific, his national team Japan. He said that his future football career at the Red Devils does not matter at this time of the year more so with less than 20 days to the kickoff of the summer tournament.

After moving from Borrussia Dortmund to Manchester United at a cost of 12 million euros, Kagawa has had hard time making it into the first team at Old Trafford. The player who is aged 25 years has been at Old Trafford for a period of 2 years now.

He has been able to play under the leadership of Sir Alex Ferguson and even Davis Moyes. With Louis Van Gaal as the new coach of Manchester United, Kagawa says that his future in the club matters will be dealt with only after the 2014 FIFA World Cup comes to an end on 13th day of July.

Kagawa is said to have caught the attention of great teams but do insists that playing for his country, Japan is the best option and hence he gives it a top priority. When talking to Kyodo news while at the training camp, the Japan player said that each and every player that goes to the world cup must be able to know what is expected from them.

He said that he does not want to end up having mixed priorities and what currently matters to him is Japan clinching the 2014 FIFA World Cup title. Kagawa adds that his must be caught right as he is not using the summer tournament to showcase his skills to the new manager.

Kagawa in the current season has made a total of 32 appearances scoring 4 own goals and 4 assist ones.

He adds that he will continue doing what he has been doing at United and says that getting into the required shape is not an issue to him. Japan, the country kagawa will be playing for is in Group C of 2014 fifa world cup with Ivory Coast, Colombia and Greece.

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