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A special chat between Jay Bothroyd, Michael Olunga and Mitchell Langerak will be released on May 16th! Three players discuss their lives with J.League!

Sat, 16 May 2020 - 01:35 JST
A special chat between Jay Bothroyd, Michael Olunga and Mitchell Langerak will be released on May 16th! Three players discuss their lives with J.League!

This year’s MEIJI YASUDA J1 League is being on hold since late February because of COVID19. While teams are forced to limit their activities, players are training at home, preparing for the restart.

Meanwhile, “J.LEAGUE CHAT,” an online talk between J.League international players was held on YouTube: "J.LEAGUE International"! The participants are Jay Bothroyd (Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo) from England, Michael Olunga (Kashiwa Reysol) from Kenya and Mitchell Langerak (Nagoya Grampus) from Australia. The three players, coming from different countries and different clubs, talked about a variety of topics including life in Japan, playing in J.League and their current situation.

As they shared their impressions, Jay Bothroyd and Michael Olunga revealed a behind-the-scene story from the opening match of the season. They also discussed how they stay at home as requested by authorities, and how they maintain positive attitudes in this tough situation.

In addition, they had an honest talk about what surprised them in Japan, the level of J.League, as well as players to watch.

In the segment in which they asked questions to each other, striker Jay Bothroyd and goalkeeper Mitchell Langerak told interesting stories about penalty kicks, each from his point of view. 

The special chat between the unlikely trio will be released at 19:00 JST on May 16 at YouTube: “J.LEAGUE International”. Don’t miss out!

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