A combination of superb strategic coaching from Hajime Moriyasu and world-class execution by the Samurai Blue produced memorable come-from-behind wins against former FIFA World Cup champions Germany and Spain.
The Samurai Blue trailed both games at halftime.
Key substitutions and formation changes in both matches impacted the action immediately, resulting in the upset victories over the two European giants.
During our conversation, Morrison expressed caution for the round of 16 match against Croatia, and forecast what became a difficult game for Japan. (The Samurai Blue lost 3-1 in the penalty shootout.)
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