Kagawa did not produce his best form as Japan laboured to a 1-0 win over the United Arab Emirates, and was substituted.
“Of course I wanted to play more minutes,” said Kagawa.
“I always want to score but the coach makes the decisions. I’ll have to look at my performance today. My body felt a little heavier than I expected, probably from the flight.”
What is your opinion? Feel free to discuss the article under. You have to comment by using your Facebook profile. Be fair and have respect for other people and opinions!
Since Guus Hiddink arrived at the helm, Chelsea have improved considerably after a tricky start to the campaign.
Newcastle United are staring down the barrel of relegation to the Championship for the second time in the past eight years.