Japanese players playing in the European big leagues are flying. Following Kaoru Mitoma, who is rising in the Premier League, Lee Kang-in’s best friend, Takefusa Kubo (Real Sociedad), is struggling in La Liga.
Sociedad won 3-2 in an away match in the 21st round of La Liga in the 2022/23 season against RCD Espanyol held at Cornella El Prat in Barcelona, Spain on the 14th (Korean time).
Sociedad, who added 3 points, maintained 3rd place with 13 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses, 3 points behind Real Madrid, who played one less game with 42 points.
On this day, Kubo, who started as a right-sided midfielder, played full-time and scored a valuable first goal in the 23rd minute to lead the team to victory.
In the 23rd minute of the first half, Kubo trapped the ball kicked by the defense near the right side of the penalty box and continued with a left-footed half-volley. The ball left Kubo’s feet and shook the net. The goalkeeper parried it with his hand, but it was such a powerful shot that he couldn’t stop it.
With this goal, Kubo reported the 4th goal in the league this season. The total attack points for the season recorded in all competitions such as the UEFA (European Football Federation) Europa League and Copa del Rey were 8 (4 goals and 4 assists).
Gubo, who moved to Sociedad from Real Madrid this season, is making a name for himself as he is consistently appointed as a starting pitcher. He plays as a key attacking resource in the team alongside David Silva and Alexander Sörllot.
The Spanish media also paid attention to Gubo’s performance.
Spain’s Marca awarded Gubo three stars and selected him as the MVP of the game, while also naming him in the best 11 in the 21st round, acknowledging that he performed the best.
In the 21st round best 11 in a 4-4-2 formation, Kubo was selected as the front two top along with Sevilla striker Yussef En Nesiri.
Kubo is not the only Japanese player to stand out this season. Winger Mitoma is also playing for Brighton in the Premier League. His estimated ransom amount is at least 53 billion won. 스포츠토토
In addition, Daichi Kamada of Frankfurt in the Bundesliga is also continuing its outstanding performance to the extent of receiving attention from big European clubs such as PSG, Barcelona and Liverpool.