Category archive - AA INTERVIEWS

Zhang making a name for himself

Zhang making a name for himself

By Paul Williams

Determined.

It’s one word that perfectly describes China’s Zhang Jiaqi, a man who has known what he wants from an early age and who left China on his own as a 16-year-old to get it.

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Norikazu – the nomadic footballer

Norikazu – the nomadic footballer

By Paul Williams

From as young as he can remember, all Norikazu Murakami has wanted to do is play football. He speaks about the game with such passion, with such love. It’s all he knows.

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Sato’s Mexican dream

Sato’s Mexican dream

By Paul Williams

When you ask a Japanese footballer which current Japanese player they look up to, you expect you’ll get a response along the lines of Endo, Kagawa, Honda or the like.

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Hiroyama – The History Maker

Hiroyama – The History Maker

By Paul Williams

It is a career that early on offered so much promise, but didn’t quite meet the heights it could have had Nozomi Hiroyama had a little more luck along the way.

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I am lucky to be here – Teerasil

I am lucky to be here – Teerasil

By Paul Williams

Muang Thong United and Thailand star Teerasil Dangda has spoken of his pure joy at being able to train with Spanish giants Atletico Madrid, declaring he is “fulfilling the dream of every Thai player”.

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Kimura relishing a new challenge

Kimura relishing a new challenge

By Paul Williams

Fresh from making a mid-season switch from Colorado to Portland, Kosuke Kimura has spoken to of his delight at being part of the Timbers family.

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Do settles in to life at Brisbane

Do settles in to life at Brisbane

Brisbane Roar’s latest recruit Do Dong-Hyun has shown maturity beyond his years as he learns to adapt to his new life in Australia.

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Ibusuki’s star about to rise

Ibusuki’s star about to rise

By Paul Williams

Japan is not short on young, attacking talent with the likes of Takashi Usami, Takashi Inui and Hiroshi Kiyotake considered the future when it comes to the national team.

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Introducing Belal Arezou

Introducing Belal Arezou

By Edrees Mayar - AFF Afghanistan correspondent

When most of us think of Afghanistan we think of war, bloodshed, Taliban, hunger and tribal conflicts. Football would not be something at the forefront of people’s minds.

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Living the dream

Living the dream

By Paul Williams

A career in Europe was something Lee Yong-jae dreamed about as a kid, and now the FC Nantes striker gets to live it every day. The young star recently sat down for an exclusive interview with Asian Football Feast.

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