Celtic forward Daizen Maeda made BBC commentator Jermaine Jenas the victim of the classic commentator's curse after he scored against Croatia for Japan in the last 16 of the World Cup.

The 25-year-old gave his country the lead before Croatia equalised, and the former Newcastle and Tottenham man was forced to eat his words after the lethal finish.

Originally on the live coverage, the Englishman said: "It's funny with Maeda. When you see his movement like that, you wonder why the goals don't come freely.

"It was really sharp movement in the box.

"You can see why Maeda's in the team. He drops back in a lot and works really hard, but what is it at the expense of?

"When Nagatomo gets the ball there and gets his head up, there's not really a presence in the box, somebody there to score the goals.

"But there's no doubt he works his socks off for the team.

"Strikers are selfish, they have to be. Their job is to score goals, not to run around and be doing midfielders' jobs. I want my strikers to be up there sticking the ball in the back of the net"

However, Jenas ended up being proven wrong after the former Yokohama F Marinos player gave his side the lead.

"He's there, he's alive, he's waiting for it to drop and he sticks it into the back of the net," he continued.

"Right place, right time for Maeda. He's getting a lot of love from the players for all the hard work he's put in and he's got the goal as a reward."

Maeda's team ultimately did not make it to the quarter-finals, as they lost 3-1 on penalties and Croatia progressed where they will take on the winners of Brazil versus South Korea.