Shinji Kagawa has played down Japan's 1-0 victory over France, insisting his side have achieved nothing yet despite recording a famous win.A late goal from the Manchester United midfielder saw Japan win in Paris but the 23-year-old has told his team-mates they have a lot to improve on before they are at a similar level to their opposition.
France coach Didier Deschamps was left hurting after his team's 1-0 loss to Japan in a friendly on Friday.An 88th-minute goal from Shinji Kagawa was all that separated the two sides at Stade de France, giving Japan a surprise win.
Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni is eager for his players to make an impression against France in Paris on Friday.Zaccheroni has named a full-strength squad, including Manchester United striker Shinji Kagawa, for the friendly at Stade de France against Didier Deschamps' side.
France coach Didier Deschamps has highlighted the importance of strikers Olivier Giroud and Karim Benzema returning to form.Former Montpellier man Giroud has endured a tough start to life with Arsenal, but grabbed his first goal of the season in the 3-1 English Premier League win at West Ham United on Saturday.
Samir Nasri is the highest-profile absentee from the latest France squad along with two other surprise exclusions.The Manchester City playmaker will play no part in the friendly against Japan on October 12 and the World Cup qualifier against fellow Group I opponents Spain, four days later.