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Kubo: “Zidane wanted me to stay in Real Madrid this season”

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The wonder kid talked in an interview and explained why he decided to leave on a loan deal.

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Real Madrid wonder kid Takefusa Kubo talked to a Japanese TV and explained his decision to leave the club on a loan deal to Mallorca this past summer.

“When our training camp in North America ended, Zidane told me that he wanted me to stay in Real Madrid this season, but I talked to him and told him that if an opportunity to play more minutes was coming my way, I’d like to go out on loan,” says Kubo.

So far, this loan deal to Mallorca has produced mixed results. Kubo has provided glimpses of brilliance and it’s clear that he seems destined to be a high quality player. However, he hasn’t been receiving minutes as consistently as it was expected, so Real Madrid will surely hope that he can become an undisputed starter for Mallorca during the second half of the season.

Kubo talked about his first days in Real Madrid as well.

“I was so nervous ahead of my first training session with Real Madrid, I was afraid of losing my confidence. But I started training with my teammates everyday and I got used to the team little by little,” explains the young talent.

Kubo also explained his strengths as a player.

“I can receive the ball between the defensive line and the midfield and I can dribble past opponents. I consider myself as a smart player making decisions. I’m also faster every week, so I can also counterattack. I like to have the ball and I think I can play any style and tactic,” concludes Kubo.

Reports from the Spanish press suggest that the talented attacker could join Real Sociedad on yet another loan deal next season, replacing Martin Odegaard, who would return to Real Madrid.