Maya Yoshida has revealed that Japan intend to double up on Romelu Lukaku in an attempt to stop the Belgium striker from scoring in their World Cup last-16 clash.
The Red Devils' record all-time scorer has netted 23 times in his last 20 international outings, including four goals from four shots in this summer's tournament, and Yoshida is in no doubt that halting Lukaku's streak will be no easy task.
"I know Lukaku is a fantastic player and I cannot stop him by myself," he told reporters. "We have to fight and defend as a group and attack as a group.
"We have never got to the quarter-final before. It's a new challenge for us to get through and hopefully we will make a new history for Japanese football."
Lukaku, who has 40 goals in 71 Belgium caps, sat out the 1-0 win over England on Monday due to a minor injury.