Kagawa vows to give his all in Japan friendly against Venezuela ahead of Premier League kick-off

The new Manchester United signing has said he will give "more than 100%" in the upcoming non-competitive international, less than a week before his club side's season opener
Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa has vowed to give his all in Japan's friendly against Venezuela on Wednesday, despite the domestic season starting within a week.

The 23-year-old midfielder admitted that he doesn't feel 100% ahead of the game in the Northern Japanese city of Sapporo, but wants to use the game as preparation and hopefully get on the score sheet.

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He also said Japan expect the game to be a close one, but the team have analysed Venezuela closely and think they can exploit their defensive frailties.

"Even while I played in the J-League I always felt like I could score here, so in that sense I want to prepare hard and score a goal tomorrow. We haven't had much time to practice so it's going to come down to the wire," he told reporters. 

"Today I don't feel like I'm at 100 per cent, but I want to be able to give more than 100% tomorrow.

"If we can focus our attack on the sides and move the ball around we'll be able to create chances.

"From watching a video on Venezuela's defence, we'll have plenty of opportunities to move the ball up the side, and they tend to expose their goal area on defence so we have to take advantage of that."