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OFF THE POST: Japan coach brings interpreter to tears; befuddles press
by Mike Woitalla, July 16th, 2007 7AM

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After Japan played Qatar to a disappointing 1-1 tie in the Asian Cup, Japan's Bosnian coach Ivica Osim railed into his players, calling them a bunch of amateurs, and so on. But just some of the rant got through to the team, because translator Zen Chida broke into tears midway through the tirade. Then on the eve of Japan's game against Vietnam, Osim told the members of the media, "Stop asking me about rabbits!"

Osim explained, "We have a proverb in my country that says it is pointless looking for unborn rabbits in the forest. I'm not in the speculation business. We could lose. There are several mathematic equations involved. You have calculators -- you work it out!"

When asked about his team's injury situation, Osim yelled, "Is there a doctor in the house? That's not my job!"

He then said, "I would be upset if nobody asked me what I would do if we lose tomorrow." And when a journalist did indeed query, Osim replied, "Don't ask me! Ask the JFA [Japanese soccer federation]!"



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