Aren't humans funny things? The world is left open for interpretation and it is often my privilege to get it completely wrong.
When I found out that Makoto had been taken out in the 117th minute for a person that I had never heard of, I got a little worried. Especially when I saw this:
|I love the Korean's reaction; I can just hear him say, "It wasn't me. Honest!"|
Is it possible this Korean man is none other than my favorite head patter from the World Cup?
But then we come to you...
I didn't think anything of it when Hajime Hosogai came on for you in the 87th minute of play. I just assumed that we were moving into a more defensive game for the last few minutes.
I didn't even stop to think about the fact that Hosogai made a goal and that that could have been you.
I didn't even think about the fact that later comments were made about how your reaction time had been slower than we needed it to be.
I did wonder why you hadn't participated in the penalty kicks. (I mean, Yuto Nagatomo is a rock star but not my first choice in PK) But I assumed it was because they were holding you off for last as an anchor man (although that never made sense in my head either).
I never dreamed that all of this happened because you BROKE YOUR FOOT.
**And by Shinji I mean, anyone that I have misunderstood and hurt unintentionally by my often blunt and not helpful words.
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