Hector Cuper’s side will continue their participation with Turkmenistan clash at the Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium on Sunday.
Ahead of the crucial match, the White Wolves’ left-back Oleg Zoteev talked to the media.
“As expected, the opening game was very tough with high a pressure. Of course, the first match is always nervous in such major tournaments.
“Every time we enter the pitch, we play for a victory in every single match. Honestly, we are very happy that we secured three points and achieved a good result. Everyone watched the match and we know we made many mistakes during the game. Nevertheless, we have already won a very precious victory.
“In general, there is no weak team in this Asian Cup. To give an example, Oman is one of the strongest opponents. A well-formed team can handle the ball well. Their players have good individual skills. In short, we struggled with a strong opponent. I think Oman will also be a headache for Japan in the next matchday.
“We are working on our mistakes at the moment. I have to say that the whole team has a good mood ahead of Turkmenistan clash. We will do our best to show a good football and claim another victory in our next games.