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Kubo: “You won’t grow if you’re shy on the field”

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The Japanese talent talked to France Football in an interview.

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Real Madrid attacking midfielder Takefusa Kubo talked in an interview with France Football where he shared some thoughts about his future and his playing style. Kubo spent the 2019-2020 season playing for Mallorca, where he became a key player during the second half of the campaign.

“Mallorca made me grow as a player but also as a person. I leave many good friends there and I shared good and bad moments with them, I always felt the support of the whole island, it was an unforgettable season in many ways,” said Kubo when asked about his first full season in La Liga.

Kubo’s next team is uncertain. It looks like Sevilla was ready to complete a two-year loan deal for him but other clubs like Betis, Osasuna or Real Sociedad are making a push and seem to have the edge over Sevilla now, according to a report from AS. Kubo didn’t want to name specific clubs when asked about his future.

“My dream has always been to become one of the best players and I won’t stop working to achieve that. I’ve always said that my goal was to play for Real Madrid and I work for that, doing the best job I can even if I don’t know what will happen. I love being able to play football in one of the best leagues in the entire world,” explained the talented attacker.

Kubo was also asked to describe his game as a player.

“I like to receive the ball between the lines or in the midfield, where there are more defenders. There, I try to challenge the defenders and be decisive. My dribbling ability is something I learned through the years and I have many years ahead of me and room for improvement, so that’s good. When I was young I played a lot, I never stopped and never got tired of it. It’s my passion and a part of my life since I was young, I play to improve,” he said.

Kubo concluded the interview saying that while he might have a reputation of being shy off the field, he doesn’t have that attitude when he’s playing.

“I’m never shy on the field though! A player must express himself on the field. You won’t grow if you’re shy while playing. His game must do the talking for him when he’s on the field,” said the Japanese talent.

While Kubo might not be a member of Real Madrid’s roster at least for the next two seasons, it certainly looks like he could be an important asset going forward if he keeps getting the minutes he needs and making progress asa player.