Take Kubo, at AS: “I will have a place at Real Madrid”

first_imgIf not for the coronavirus, Take Kubo (18 years old) would play this Sunday with Mallorca at the Bernabéu, an appointment that he had in red on his calendar. It is not what the same plan is said, but in exchange the Japanese chat with AS about how he lives confinement, how his signing for Madrid or his transfer was forged, among other topics. What are you learning?Much, especially in games, which is where you learn the most, both in attack and defense. It is helping me to grow a lot and I hope to continue doing so.In which position do you feel most comfortable?It depends on the team’s game, but in Mallorca I am almost always on the right wing and I feel very comfortable, although my ideal position is in the attacking midfielder, to be able to receive between the lines and start dribbles from there, pass, shoot and such things. My main quality is that, receiving between the lines and starting to do things. That would be ideal, but I also feel very comfortable on the right. His irruption surprised on the tour. What did his classmates and Zidane say to him?Many people helped me adapt and be able to get the best out of myself as quickly as possible. All the companions treated me well. The coaching staff too and, above all, Zidane. Not only me: he is a coach who is attentive to details. I was wondering a lot of things.Do you have contact with any Madrid player?Especially with Lunin. We got along very well in the preseason and now we are both on loan. He is in Oviedo and I watch his games when I can. We talk a lot through the networks.Do you think you had a place in Madrid?It all depends on me and I will have a place in Madrid. Right now I am in Mallorca to give my best and to demonstrate that I can be there and that I can compete.Do you see yourself prepared for that moment?It is clear that a club like Madrid is not the same as the rest. They are all top level players and it is very difficult to earn a place there, but I will keep working and wait for an opportunity. When I have it, I will not waste it.Why Mallorca and not Castilla or another club?In the preseason I was able to play with soccer players at the top of soccer and against others also top, and there I did more than I thought. That led me to think that I would have the possibility to play in First Division. Mallorca showed a lot of interest, they trusted me. At Castilla Raúl treated me very well and was very comfortable, but this offer came to me and I did not want to waste it. I don’t know him in person, but he is a reference for many young people who want to be footballers, and also for ready-made players. When I was little I watched his videos. He is a great soccer player. It is a reference for me and for many left-handers who are not very tall and whose main characteristics are dribbling and good ball handling. Messi is on top of that.How do you remember the preseason with Madrid?At first I was a little nervous about having world famous players by the first level of soccer. But I adapted little by little, everyone welcomed me well and I was able to learn a lot from them. “I had the great possibility of choosing a team and I chose Real Madrid” Have you decided what to do next year?Not yet, nothing. I do not know if this will resume and there are 11 games, months to decide. My preference is clear: to be able to play at the Bernabéu with the Madrid shirt. That’s what I’m learning for now.What is your dream?Being a great footballer and being able to do great things with Madrid. Also with Japan.What message would you send to Real Madrid?First of all, I send a lot of encouragement to all the families affected by the coronavirus in these sad moments. And to the Real Madrid fans I would say that I was looking forward to the moment of being able to play for the first time at the Bernabéu, although my real dream is to do it dressed in white and I will do my best to achieve it. “Zidane, above all, treated me very well. He is a coach who is attentive to details” Going back a year. When did you know that Madrid was serious about you?We knew that there were different interests of clubs, but both my family, my agents and I did not want to know anything until the age of majority because I had already had the sanction. When I turned 18, on June 4, Madrid said they wanted to come to Japan, they visited me right away and that was a very nice touch.What factors declined the balance in favor of Madrid?First, the sports plan for the future that they had designed for me. It was very exciting, it was great. Then come to Japan to show it to me and explain it face to face. And it also said a lot that a club as big as this put that great interest in me.How did you feel when you met Florentino Pérez?It impressed me, but then you realize that in Madrid they immediately treat you as if you were one of the family, and that caught my attention.As a child he played for Barcelona. Do you feel like a Real Madrid player now?The first thing I have to say is that I am very grateful to Barcelona, ​​as well as to FC Tokio, who welcomed me after the sanction, to Yokohama Marinos, to whom I was transferred half a season, and now to Mallorca. Also to all the players, all the coaches and all the people who raised me and helped me to become who I am. When I was of legal age, I had the great possibility of choosing a team and I chose Real Madrid because of that interest in me. I am very grateful to them. And now I am very Madridista. Messi was his example. Did you have a deal with him? Today, Real Madrid-Mallorca would be played, which would have been his first game at the Bernabéu. Was it your appointed day of the season?The truth is that I really wanted to. All the games are important to me, but this one was very special.What feelings does the Bernabéu awaken in you?I haven’t played there yet, but I’m really looking forward to it. Starting to warm up and look up with 85,000 people must be very motivating. You can’t play bad there, it’s impossible.So let it be played again, right?Right now I just think this will calm down as quickly as possible. Health is the most important thing there is.How are you doing in confinement?Well not very well because I, like all players, live for football, which is our great passion. Obviously, that’s why it costs. But the club gives us a job so we can do it at home and that keeps us fit and entertained.What is a normal day like in your life now?I get up at 08:30 and do a three-minute heart rate test that the club passes us. Then breakfast and at 10:00, those of us have preventive work. At 11:00 we begin the exercises as a team, in groups of four or five and a coaching staff to get closer through a video call. At 12:15 we finish, but I do a little individual work, I take a shower and at 13:30 I eat. Until 15:30 or 16:00 is my free time, I watch a series or read. After that I start to work again, with the ball above all. At 18:00 I go to shower, I even get in the bath, I have dinner and before 23:00 or so I am in bed. “My real dream is to play at the Bernabéu dressed in white”last_img read more