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Takefusa Kubo: “I chose Getafe because they were the team who had the most interest in me”

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Both Carles Alena and Takefusa Kubo were presented as Getafe players on Monday and each spoke to press about their goals with the neighboring Madrid side

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Takefusa Kubo “feels like footballer” again after joining Getafe in the winter transfer market. The 19-year-old has already made his debut for the club, helping turn a 1-1 draw into a 3-1 victory over Elche. Both Kubo, and Getafe’s other new loan signing, Carles Alena, were presented to the media today and unveiled as new Getafe players. Each spoke to the press about their joy in joining the club and their ambitious goals for the season.

“I want to thank all of those who made it possible for me to join this club,” Kubo told reporters. “I did not have the chance to speak much with the coach [Bordalas], but he told me to do what I know how to do.”

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The teenager was asked why he chose Getafe when a host of clubs were after his signature. “I am a young player and I need to feel like a footballer. I chose Getafe because they were the team who had the most interest in me.”

In his final remarks, Kubo outlined his goals for the season. “What matters most is the next game. I was able to play a role in the two goals last week, and that gives me confidence. My main objective is to help the team achieve its goals and in turn, that will help me to grow as a footballer,” he explained.

Getafe’s next match is on Wednesday, the 20th, at home to Huesca. After a weeks’ worth of training, and a positive impact in his first game, fans of the Japanese teenager will be keen to keep an eye on the youngster and see if he gets his first start for his new club.