Southampton set up a last four tie with Liverpool following a somewhat surprising win away at Arsenal.
Yoshida made his sixth appearance of the season in the 1-0 win over Sunderland in a much changed Southampton side.
Japan ran out comfortable winners against Afghanistan today.
Maya Yoshida is hoping to be handed more opportunities at Southampton.
The Saints faithful were delighted with the Japanese defender on social media.
Southampton have progressed to the quarter-final of this season's Capital One Cup.
Southampton have a lot of strength in depth in the defensive department.
Southampton and Leicester City played out a 2-2 draw at the weekend.
The defender says they must focus on improving defensively after conceding five goals in two games.
Southampton drew 2-2 with Newcastle United this weekend but what did Saints fans make of Maya Yoshida's contribution?