Watch: Real Madrid’s Takefusa Kubo scores yet again for Japan at Olympics


Real Madrid starlet Takefusa Kubo maintained his excellent goalscoring form during Japan’s 4-0 win over France at the Olympics. 

Kubo joined Madrid in the summer of 2019 and was dubbed ‘the Japanese Messi‘ following his dazzling performances at the Copa America. 

But he is yet to make his competitive debut for Los Blancos, spending the last two seasons out on loan at RCD Mallorca, Villarreal and Getafe.

The 20-year-old has been linked with another move away from the Bernabeu but is using his time with the national team to deliver a timely reminder of his abilities.

Kubo was tasked with helping the hosts secure Olympic glory and netted the opener in their group stage wins over South Africa and Mexico. 

The midfielder then scored for the third game in a row during Japan’s win over France, latching on to a loose ball before firing past the goalkeeper. 

“I don’t think much of it. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time,” Kubo said after the game. “Whether it’s me or anyone else on the team, I’m happy when we score. It’s good I’ve been able to help the team, but I’m only a spoke on the wheel, a cog in a ladder of the team.”

Kubo and his team-mates will now be preparing for their quarter-final meeting with New Zealand on Saturday. 

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