Keisuke Honda: 'Japan lack ideas'

:Japan's forward Keisuke Honda celebrates after scoring during a Group C football match between Ivory Coast and Japan at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
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Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda says that his side lacked a cutting edge during their World Cup clash against Greece.

Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda has said that his side lacked a cutting edge during their World Cup clash against Greece.

The Japanese were unable to break down their opponents, who were reduced to 10 men for much of the contest, and had to settle for a goalless draw.

The result means that Japan will go out of the tournament if they fail to beat Colombia in their final Group C match, with Honda calling for a more aggressive approach from his teammates.

"We lack ideas," he told reporters. "We tried to attack but we just can't put the ball in the back of the net.

"Greece were very hard to break down We have to be more aggressive against Colombia. We must somehow find a way to score goals and come away with three points."

Prior to the start of the tournament, Honda claimed that Japan would shock the world.

Greece's Portuguese coach Fernando Santos is pictured during a group C football match between Colombia and Greece at the Mineirao Arena in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
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