Real Madrid loanee, Takefusa Kubo has revealed that Coach Zinedine Zidane wanted him to stay at the Spanish capital club this campaign.
Concise News reports that the Japanese teenager was loaned out to fellow La Liga side Real Mallorca after spending the summer with Zidane and the Real Madrid first team.
“When the tour of North America ended, Zidane told me that he wanted me to stay at Real Madrid this season,” Kubo stated on Japanese TV.
“But I spoke to Zidane and asked him that if there was a chance to have more game time then I’d like to leave on loan.”
Kubo only made the move to Real Madrid from the Asian continent earlier in the summer and the teenager admitted he was nervous about joining the ‘Merengues‘.
“I was very nervous on the day before my first training session with Real Madrid, it was scary having lost my confidence,” he said.
“But I started to train with my teammates every day and, bit by bit, I got used to the team.”
Furthermore, Kubo spoke about his footballing qualities, revealing his strengths.
“Receiving passes in between defenders and dribbling past opponents,” he said, listing his top skills.
“And my skill to read the situation.
“I adapt, I’m like a chameleon.
“I’m getting quicker, so I can get away quicker one against one.
“I also like having the ball and being a player who can play in any style of play and any tactical system.”
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