Watch: Takefusa Kubo shines brightly on his Real Madrid debut in their pre-season match against German Champions Bayern Munich.
Real Madrid may have lost their pre-season match against Bayern Munich but they will go away with a lot of positives. There was the Rodrygo free kick and Hazard’s brilliant debut. However, it is one other debut that has caught the eye of many.
Japanese sensation, only 18 years old, is already proving his worth in gold. The youngster created many chances and appeared very confident with the ball on his feet. He has been praised heavily in the Spanish media with Spanish Publication Marca claiming that Real Madrid signing him was a ‘masterstroke’.
“After the break it was Take Kubo who wowed the crowd. Brave and brazen with a golden left foot,”
“Playing the second half with the No.26 on his back, he showed the self-confidence of a someone twice his age.
“The best thing about Kubo, apart from his attitude, was his left foot. His handling of the ball is spectacular and his vision outstanding.
“A 62nd minute pass to Vinicius amazed all the spectators in the stadium. He is a gambler and the Segunda B is going to seem like a very small pond.
“It looks like Kubo could become Madrid’s masterpiece. Kubo, or Take has he wants to be called, is brilliant.”
Big words for a young man yet to prove himself on the big stage. However, if Saturday was anything to go by, then the Japanese starlet is more than ready to grab his chances.
Here are the highlight’s from Takefusa Kubo’s debut
Want to focus on the pitch
After the match, Kubo told reporters that he did enjoy the attention he was receiving in his country and he would rather focus on the pitch instead.
“I know what’s happening in my country.”
“People are a bit… There is a lot of focus placed on me, and I don’t really like that. I do my thinking on the pitch.”
“I’m very happy about my debut with Real Madrid, even though we lost and even though I always hate to lose.
“My plan is to help the team as much as possible. I feel comfortable in whatever zone they place me.”
— Cleansheet (@Cleansheet) July 21, 2019
With such potential and a promising performance, it looks like Kubo will certainly play an important role for Zidane in the upcoming season.
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