Real Madrid star Takefusa Kubo has complimented the South Africa Olympics team following his match-winning performance on Thursday.
Click through the gallery above to see some images from Japan's win over South Africa.
The Los Blancos winger handed Japan a 1-0 victory over South Africa on Thursday afternoon after his 71st-minute strike beat SuperSport United goalkeeper Ronwen Williams at the far post.
You can watch his goal here.
Despite his goal making life difficult for South Africa in Group A, the talented 20-year-old did take the time to speak kindly of his opponents after the match.
"I'm relieved now. I'm happy and relieved," he said, according to Goal.
"I thought I should score a goal in order for the team to score a goal.
"I scored the goal and the team won. I'm very happy. South Africa was a good team. The South African players looked in good condition."
Kubo's Japan will take on Mexico next, while David Notoane's men will face France in their next encounter at the Games.