The Japanese Takefusa kubo will again face this Wednesday the club that owns its federative rights, the Real Madrid, for the second time defending the shirt of the Majorca in the stadium Santiago Bernabeu.
Nothing prevents Kubo, 20 years old, be part of the eleven Balearic Islands, as happened two years ago in the course of his first assignment to a Spanish team.
Without “clause of fear” that prevents it, the Japanese will be at the technician’s orders Luis Garcia Plaza to play the role that has characterized him in recent games: connect from the right wing with one of the points in search of the luck of the goal.
He already tried in the course of the last Balearic defeat (2-0) against the Madrid with goals from Vinicius Jr. and Sergio Ramos at the Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium (May 2020).
He was the most prominent in the island ranks in a meeting that has gone down in history for his debut in First from Luka romero, international with the lower categories of Argentina, who with 15 years and 219 days broke the record of precocity of Spanish football.
TO Kubo he is not doing bad at all this year and his beginnings in Palm They are similar to the prominence it had in the final stretch of the 2019-2020 season, despite the fact that its valuable assistance was not enough to prevent the descent of the Majorcan players.
The Majorca of the then technician Vicente Moreno the well of Second fell with an attacking triplet formed by Kubo, the Croatian Before Budimir (now at Osasuna) and the Colombian “Cucho” Hernandez.
After passing, also on loan, by the Villarreal and Getafe, Kubo knows that what he does on the island will be decisive in his future in the Madrid team.
To begin with, he already received the first ovation from the Mallorcan fans after being substituted in the last minutes against him Spanish after closing a great performance.
But, his passage through the “yellow submarine” and the Madrid team last year was inconsequential: With Unai emery he only started in two games without completing the ninety minutes in any of them, and with Jose Bordalás (now in Valencia) had more prominence, although in no case at the height of what he expected.
In June 2019 he signed for six years with the Madrid after passing through Barcelona’s grassroots football, but since then he has not managed to gain the trust, first of all, of Zinedine Zidane nor, now, of Carlo Ancelotti to be one more in the first Madrid team.
Forced to emigrate in search of minutes and opportunities to prove that he is a valid footballer to play in the Madrid, the Japanese international has the full confidence of García Plaza.
After playing for his country’s national team at the Tokyo Olympics, he has started the last four games against him. Alavés, Espanyol, Athletic de Bilbao and Villarreal.
He is getting on very well with one of the jewels of the quarry of the Villarreal, Fer Child, U21 international with Spain, and much is expected of the connection you have with the South Korean Kang in lee, former veteran of Valencia, who has only played a few minutes so far.
Kubo It is not only a benchmark on soccer fields. It is also in the offices. His assignment for one season has been accompanied by a sponsorship contract with a Japanese company -Taica Corporation -which sports the logo of one of its commercial products on the vermilion shirt.
The Asian star has also contributed to generating notable media hype on that continent along with Lee, also a player with a great media appeal.
Between them they have managed to get LaLiga to set Mallorca’s matches against him Villarreal and Osasuna at two in the afternoon – lunch time in Spain but with the highest television audience in Asia – and also that the squad train at that time, significantly altering the routine of the Balearic team.
“Take does not need adaptation, he has come to be important, and his performance will determine his level of importance in the team; I am delighted with him, but he has to perform like any other, and I want him to be more decisive in attack”, replied García Plaza when they asked him what he expected from Japan this season.