World Cup 2010: Japan Coach Takeshi Okada Announces Retirement Plans

The Japanese boss feels that he has done all he can for his country...

After watching Japan crash out of the World Cup after their defeat to Paraguay in the last-16, Samurai Blue coach Takeshi Okada spoke to the press after a gruelling round of penalties.

“In terms of how we played in the tournament I am very happy. This team has made Japan and the whole of Asia proud,” Okada said.

“About losing today, I take full responsibility. As the coach, I feel I should have been done more. We played too deep - [Keisuke] Honda was isolated today. Again, I take full responsibility.”

Several mini team-talks took place throughout the entirety of the game - both on the pitch and off - and the coach revealed that he merely gave his boys a verbal pat on the back before adding, “We have to score to win.”

Finally, Okada revealed that he will more than likely retire from his post as Japan's manager seeing as their World Cup hopes have now been dashed.

“I have nothing left now - I think I will retire from the job,” he concluded.

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