“East Ying” Japan will face the very strong “Germanic Chariot” Germany in the first group match of this World Cup in Group E. And Japanese goalkeeper Daniel Schmidt finally had the opportunity to meet his idol Neuer in this football event.
The 30-year-old Daniel Schmidt has a height of 197 cm and was born in the United States. In addition, Daniel Schmidt’s father is an American of German descent and his mother is Japanese.
Although born in the United States, Daniel Schmidt grew up in Sendai, Japan . In middle school, Daniel Schmidt once gave up football and switched to volleyball, but later found that his favorite was football, and then switched to football.
Often watch Bundesliga games
Daniel Schmidt said in an interview with the media that he often watches Bundesliga games, and also learned some simple German with the German coach Hollerbach during the club’s training.
Daniel Schmidt said, “I watch Bundesliga games a lot, and I know something about German players. Neuer is the best goalkeeper in the world and one of my idols. Learned a lot. I will give it my all and hope to get his jersey after the game.”
On the other hand, Daniel Schmidt, who plays for the Belgian first division team Saint-Truden, made his national team debut for Japan in 2018. In addition, Japan is also participating in the World Cup for the seventh time, and is arranged in Group E with Spain, Germany and Costa Rica. In the first group match of the World Cup, Japan will play against Germany, so Daniel Schmidt will have the opportunity to compete with his idol Neuer in this game.