Position : Midfield
DOB : 31 May 1984
Was brought in for the 2011 J1 season when with experience for Japan from U-16 to U-20 level, and 5 years of playing in J1 he was expected to be our key player.
We needed someone to open defences, and while he was technically superb with great soft feet and and an ability so see movement no-one else could he never really worked out for Avispa.
His ability to see things which no-one else could see was his problem really, he was beating the opposition and his team-mates.
Needed to have a team built around him, and have his ideas drilled through training, but I got the impression that never really happened. He didn’t adjust his game, and just ended up being ineffective and frustrated.
Went to Albirex in 2013 where he might be quite successful.