I will never again stand on the pitch as a professional player. But I won't stop playing the game.
More Quotes from Hidetoshi Nakata:Living in Europe, I was surprised to find out just how little everyone knows about Japan.
It's The Premiership and I have been wanting to play here for a couple of years,
I think that the World Cup is a big factor for this increased interest. I don't believe all of this is a result of just myself but also because of the others who are playing abroad.
I notice that teams are now more interested in Japanese players than when I first went to Europe.
Have you ever heard players saying I prefer 4-4-2 or 3-5-2 The decision is always made by the coach, so the players can't decide. Of course the players have to play how the coach tells them to. If you can't play that way then go back home.
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It's a tough game, and you never want to take that aspect out of the game.
I never lose that terror of 'this is my last job, I'll never work again.' You can never relax and rely on whatever reputation you've built.