Last Updated: Wed, 11 Sep 2013 07:53
Shinji Kagawa is frustrated at his lack of playing time with Manchester United but he is vowing to 'challenge' for a first-team place.
The 24-year-old Japan international playmaker, who has barely featured under new Red Devils boss David Moyes since he replaced Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer, spoke out after he scored a great goal in his country's 3-1 win against Ghana in Yokohama on Tuesday.
Kagawa, who was twice named Bundesliga player of the year during his time with Borussia Dortmund, expressed his disappointment at being overlooked by Moyes.
However, he is remaining positive that he can eventually force his way into the manager's plans by continuing to work hard in training and then do the business on the pitch when a chance arises.
He told AFP: "Please ask David Moyes why I'm not in the side.
"It is frustrating not playing but to score a goal like that gives me confidence. Hopefully I can take that back to my club with me and things will improve.
"It's hard not playing regularly. Some days the frustration is worse than others - it comes in waves."
Kagawa added: "I just have to keep working hard and keep pushing for my chance. When I get back it will be a challenge to get into the team."
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