Makoto Hasebe: The First Japanese Goalkeeper in Bundesliga

Makoto Hasebe

Makoto Hasebe became the first Japanese goalkeeper in the Bundesliga for only 15 minutes. There is no plan if Makoto Hasebe uses his compilation goalkeeper VFL Wolfsburg against Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga League on September 17, 2011 at the PreZero Arena, Sinsheim.

Makoto Hasebe The First Japanese Goalkeeper in Bundesliga

Yes reasonable, because holding the position of captain in the Japanese national team in the last three World Cup editions is actually a defensive midfielder. It was the situation that forced Hasebe to force the goal of the team made by Felix Magath.

At that time Wolfsburg was dying at the end of the game because left behind 1-2. The condition was made worse by the dismissal of Marwin Hitz in the 80th minute for saying rude to referee Marco Fritz.

Coach Felix Magath had to rack his brain at the time, because he had already spent three rations on the substitutions. Magath asked defender Marco Russ to take the position of goalkeeper, but the player refused the request.

After discussion, Hasebe was then appointed to be moved by Hitz. Hasebe then used the attributes worn by Hitz, the jersey was distributed by the goalkeeper’s gloves. He seemed to need to be supported by tightening goalkeeper gloves by team officials because the size did not match what was agreed upon.

Meanwhile in Bundesliga

Bayern Munich bomber Robert Lewandowski continues to score goals, but his club has not consistently won in the Bundesliga. On the 4th week of the Bundesliga 2019-2020, Saturday (09/14/2019), Bayern Munich were held by league leaders, Red Bull Salzburg, with a score of 1-1 at the Red Bull Arena.

Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring in the 3rd minute utilizing Thomas Mueller’s breakthrough bait. Robert Lewandowski continues his sharp scoring in the Bundesliga this season.

The Polish striker has always scored in 4 German League matches 2019-2020. Lewandowski scored successfully when Bayern Munich held Hertha Berlin 2-2 (2 goals), won 3-0 over Schalke 04 (3), defeated Mainz 6-1 (1), and offset RB Leipzig 1-1 (1).

However, Lewandowski’s quick goal this time could not bring Bayern Munich to secure three points. Towards the first half ended, Lucas Hernandez violated Yussuf Poulsen in the forbidden box. Emil Forsberg successfully became the executioner who evened the score 1-1.

These results keep RB Leipzig topping the 2019-2020 Bundesliga standings. Unbeaten, RB Leipzig collected 10 points in 4 matches. Following underneath are two heroes, Borussia Dortmund (9 points) and Bayern Munich (8). For Bayern Munich, they equaled their worst start record in the Bundesliga.

In the 2014-2015 season, Bayern Munich also only got 8 points in the first 4 matches. In other matches, Borussia Dortmund successfully defeated fellow top team, Bayer Leverkusen, with the score 4-0.

Like Lewandowski at Bayern Munich, Paco Alcacer hasn’t stopped scoring goals for Borussia Dortmund. After scoring when Borussia Dortmund defeated Augsburg 5-1 (2 goals), winning 3-1 over Koeln (1), and defeated 1-3 from Union Berlin (1), Alcacer scored one goal against Leverkusen.

Back to the Amazing Makoto Hasebe

What’s interesting here, while pure is not a goalkeeper Hasebe who became the first Japanese goalkeeper to play in the Bundesliga for only the last 15 minutes.

In addition, something that should be appreciated and should be noted is Hasebe played in two different positions in the match, right back (first round) and defensive midfielder (second half).

In the second half Wolfsburg was able to reduce the position to 1-2 through Ashkan Dejagah on 67 minutes’, Hasebe became an important factor because joining him in midfield helped the attack.

But the momentum was received because of the loss of a player who made Hasebe fill the goalkeeper’s post.

Hasebe was actually able to appear calm in a few moments, but eventually he was also defeated by the Hoffenheim attack.

Hoffenheim’s attacking midfielder who was a Liverpool star, Roberto Firmino scored in the match in the 85th minute. The score was 3-1 for the home side and lasted until the final whistle sounded.

According to him Wolfsburg can compensate for Hoffenheim, even compiling himself to be a goalkeeper. Anyone must fill the goal post. “We have momentum (after Wolfsburg scored) and I have to be able to draw rather than compile me in the goalkeeper’s position, so I’m quite satisfied with the results,” Hasebe explained.

Hasebe is indeed not able to display a good game as a compilation of goalkeepers.

However, coach Felix Magath, has won the challenge. “I, for Hasebe, is a Japanese person who is very disciplined and can play in various positions,” said Magath.

Yup, once again, there is no plan if Makoto Hasebe uses his compilation goalkeeper VFL Wolfsburg against Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga League on September 17, 2011 at the PreZero Arena, Sinsheim. However, this event is known to be a very rare events that happen in soccer tournament and Hasebe managed to make it look good and funny at the same time.

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