Wednesday, 25th June, 2014
Shinji Kagawa admits that he has failed to lived up to the expectations of the Japanese fans at the World Cup.
Japan bid farewell to the World Cup last night after they suffered a 4-1 defeat at Colombia’s hands. They finished at the bottom of Group C with only one point.
"I know many fans were rooting for us and I felt their strong expectations,” Kagawa was quoted as saying by Manchester United's official site.
The 25-year-old playmaker apologised to the Japanese fans and admits that his personal form was not good enough in Brazil which affected his team’s performance.
"But I just wasn’t good enough to achieve anything and I feel sorry for letting them down. It is frustrating that the World Cup is now over."
The Manchester United man now feels that he needs to pick himself up after the disappointment and prepare for the challenges that lie ahead.
"My career goes on. It might take some time to accept this but I’ll prepare myself to move on."