Alberto Zaccheroni believes he is fortunate to have escaped injury after being caught up in the Japan earthquake, which struck the country on Friday.
The national team coach was forced to flee his home, and ran for cover outside.
"I started to feel the creaks and then everything started to shake like a wave," Zaccheroni remarked, as reported by La Repubblica.
"It felt like I was in a house of rubber. I never knew what an earthquake was, but now I do unfortunately. Fixtures and fittings just started to fall, and then the wardrobe and drawers fell down. Everyone went out to the street where the asphalt was moving."
Japanese striker Takayuki Morimoto, who plays with Serie A side Catania, offered a message of support to his fellow countrymen adding: "I am very hurt by this grave incident which has hit my country and taken the lives of many.
"It's a terrible situation and I want to send my warmest wishes to all my co-nationals. I heard from my parents, they are ok. The epicentre of the earthquake was far from where I live."