"Right now I want the injury to heal as quickly as possible," Kagawa said in a statement released by the JFA. "I hope the players will fight for victory."
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"We have two games coming up and I want to show what I can do," Kagawa said. "There is a strong perception that not playing regularly is negative, so we have to prove ourselves in the game."
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