Nagasato ‘assured’ after her first match towards males since groundbreaking transfer
The 2011 Ladies’s World Cup winner is set to have a huge impact together with her new membership
Japanese striker Yuki Nagasato has declared she is ‘assured’ after taking part in her first match towards the other gender since becoming a member of beginner males’s facet Hayabusa Eleven.
The 33-year-old sealed the shock mortgage transfer to Hayabusa underneath an expert contract in September with Nagasato at the moment tied to Nationwide Ladies’s Soccer League facet Chicago Purple Stars.
Nagasato has loved a stellar profession so far and has remodeled 100 caps with Japan’s nationwide ladies’s group, who she received the Ladies’s World Cup with in 2011.
Getting into the twilight of her profession, the attacker is set to benefit from her time left and determined to hitch her brother Genki at Hayabusa as she appears to be like to problem the other gender.
Forward of the brand new season, Nagasato has already featured in a observe match and believes she will be able to beat males’s gamers together with her fast determination making.
“I didn’t anticipate that me taking part in on a males’s group could be so widespread, however I do suppose it is a constructive message to women and girls,” Nagasato informed FIFA.com.
“It is an ideal problem for me to play with males, however it’s even higher for different ladies to see that it may be executed.
“The membership desires to hitch the J.League, the skilled league. It’ll in all probability take 4 to 5 years to get there, however I hope to be the primary girl to try this as nicely. However for now I might help the group get to that degree.
“I felt like I’ve been with this group for a very long time. We had excellent chemistry on the sector, particularly with my brother. We had excellent mixtures. I positively really feel assured after taking part in within the observe match. I do have the power and expertise to play at this degree.
“I need to proceed to develop myself as a participant. This can be a excellent problem for me as a result of the boys are a lot faster and it permits me to be mentally sharp to make faster choices on the ball. I can beat males’s gamers with my fast determination making.”
On taking part in together with her brother, Nagasato added: “It feels regular for me. He appears like a standard team-mate to me. It has been some time since I’ve spent a lot time with him as a result of I have been taking part in soccer the world over. I’ve seen a brand new facet of him and I am attending to know him higher than I did earlier than.”
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