Celtic winger Daizen Maeda embracing new role with Japan national team

Daizen Maeda has been a standout player for Celtic since joining the club in December 2021. With 107 appearances, 27 goals, and 16 assists under his belt, Maeda has proven to be a valuable asset to the team both offensively and defensively.

In a recent match for Japan, Maeda showcased his versatility by playing as a left wingback, a position he had never played before. Despite the unfamiliar role, Maeda expressed his excitement and readiness to take on the challenge.

Japan manager, Hajime Moriyasu, has recognized Maeda’s defensive prowess and work rate, which has led to the decision to utilize him in a new position. Maeda’s speed and running ability make him a strong candidate for the wing-back role, and he is eager to make an impact in the upcoming fixture against Syria.

While Maeda’s new role with Japan may not align with Celtic’s current tactics under manager Brendan Rodgers, the winger’s willingness to adapt and evolve is commendable. As Maeda looks to finish the season on a high note with the national team, Celtic fans will be hoping for his safe return and continued success with the club.