Real Madrid attacking midfielder Takefusa Kubo has all the tools needed to be a huge star in La Liga.
The 2019-2020 campaign has been Takefusa Kubo‘s first season in Spain’s top flight, as Real Madrid signed him for free then loaned the former FC Barcelona prospect to RCD Mallorca. Currently fighting the relegation battle, Mallorca could perform a “great escape”, especially if Kubo keeps playing the way he has.
Kubo has dazzled in wins and losses alike, stealing the show with slick dribbling skills and fearless performances against the powerhouse clubs Barcelona and Real Madrid. And Kubo’s also showing off his technical talents on the training ground.
Kubo started from WELL behind the goal, flipped the ball up, and volleyed it in front of the goal, putting the right curl on it so that it would bounce in. Beautiful. It’s such a difficult skill and while it’s useless in a game, it’s AWESOME to see it come off and shows just how skilled Kubo is.
Of course, the Japanese attacking midfielder’s skills on the pitch are far more impressive. Mallorca’s star player right now, Kubo has scored four goals with four assists this season. Per WhoScored.com, the dynamic playmaker also has 1.9 dribbles per game and has drawn 1.9 fouls per game with one key pass per game. He’s even averaging one tackle per game, showing how hard he works to win possession back in the attacking third.
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It’s been such a great season for Kubo at Mallorca that Real Madrid fans are already imagining what the 19-year-old would be capable of at a bigger club with more responsibilities and more talented, consistent teammates who can finish off the chances he creates.
Hopefully, we’ll get to share more highlight clips of Kubo in and out of training, especially in real games with Real Madrid one day.