Shinji Kagawa has said he will take better care of himself after his back injury may have been caused by “travel and fatigue”.
Kagawa missed Japan’s 1-0 win against Iraq on Tuesday by a minor back strain.
Kagawa told reporters before leaving back to Manchester that:
“It may be due to travel and fatigue, I can get by if I take good care of my body”
“I’ve learned a good lesson from this.”
Our new Japanese signing felt a “twinge” in his back during training which kept him out of Japan’s squad just before kick-off.