'It was a miserable performance' – Kagawa unhappy at Japan's defeat to Mexico

Two goals from Chicharito handed the Samurai Blue their third defeat in a row at the Confederations Cup and the Manchester United midfielder was not impressed by his side
Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa has blamed a "miserable performance" for Japan's 2-1 defeat to Mexico at the Confederations Cup.

Two goals from Red Devils team-mate Chicharito secured victory for El Tri, despite Shinji Okazaki pulling a goal back late on, as the Samurai Blue recorded a third defeat in a row at the tournament.

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Kagawa admitted after the game that he was unhappy with his side's display and hinted that fatigure had played a part.

"We played fuzzily; even when we attacked, [Okazaki] was the only one giving his all and it feels like ... what on earth did we come here to do?" he told reporters. "It was a miserable performance.

"We didn't have anything left and lost in a very Japanese fashion. We tried hard but we lost."

The United man also lamented his side's ability to be more clinical in front of goal, which he feels is something on which Japan must improve.

"We had some good chances in our build-up and it felt like both teams were drifting a bit so, if we'd been able to score first ... we weren't able to score in those situations in all three matches, so it's a problem we have to consider," he added.

"At minimum, to beat a team like Brazil we have to improve individually and as a team, and today we saw again that if we don't fight as a team we can't win; in the second half it felt like Mexico wanted to win more."