Ono wants to spread football love

By on April 12, 2013

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Shinji Ono

Spreading the love … Shinji Ono can’t take into account why Soccer shouldn’t be our No. 1 Process. Supply: News Restricted

Western Sydney Wanderers marquee Shinji Ono says he has can?t have in mind why Soccer isn?t the principle game in Australia and feels on a mission to assist us ?love Soccer more?.

Ono, in an interview with fifa.com upfront of Friday’s semi-remaining towards Brisbane Roar says he’d moreover like to present Australians a greater appreciation of Eastern custom and persona.

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“If we win the championship then extra Australian other people study me and about Japanese people,” Ono was once quoted as announcing.

“This Is essential for me. Perhaps some folks believe Jap people don’t have a excellent character or one factor, I don’t understand of. but if I reach with the staff then extra individuals take into account of Japan and Jap persona.”

He said he was shocked “there are such a lot of completely different Sports Activities Actions (in Australia) like Rugby, AFL (Australian Rules Soccer), and that i don’t keep in mind why they’re further standard than Soccer.

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“I want to lend a hand the people love Soccer further. They wish to analysis. The Soccer historic previous is just not lengthy right here. Presumably some folks are looking to learn about from me.”

Ono, who has signed for a 2d 12 months Down Under, admits he felt haunted with the aid of his Eleven-minute cameo inside the 2006 World Cup swimsuit in opposition to Australia the place Japan blew a 1-Zero lead to lose Three-1 in Kaiserslautern.

“I was as soon as really down for one or two years and couldn’t experience Soccer,” he talked about.

“I felt responsible, However in spite of everything Football is not just about one person, But Eleven collectively.

“On Occasion I need to stop excited about Soccer a lot. However i will’t on account of I’ve passion and i admire Soccer.”


Watch Ono and the Wanderers face Brisbane Roar for a spot within the A-League grand ultimate at 7.30pm (EST) on Friday 12 April, on Fox Sports Actions 1 and 1HD.


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