Okazaki: Moving to Europe meant my lifetime dream had finally come true

Congratulations Shinji! What does it mean to be named in FFT's inaugural list of the best 50 Asian footballers in the world? Who do you think is THE best Asian footballer right now — apart from yourself of course?

Thanks. It’s a real honour! There are so many good Asian players around at the moment and as a player myself it’s quite difficult to judge. Asian Champions Australia have so many talented players — Mile Jedinak not only skippers the Socceroos, he also captains a Premier League side [in Crystal Palace]. Of course, Son Heung-min has to be high up on the list, as well as my two Mainz teammates Ja-Cheol Koo and Jo-Hoo Park. Ki Sung-yong is starring in the Premier League too [with Swansea City].

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