Mallorca star Takefusa Kubo, who is on loan from Real Madrid, has stated that he thinks the whistles directed at him by the Camp Nou were justified and deserved. The Japanese youngster moved to the Los Blancos this summer despite his allegiance with Barcelona in the past.
The youngster was one of the jewels of the Catalans' fabled youth academy but they had to let him go after the Blaugrana were found guilty of breaching transfer rules regarding youth players.
Kubo:— MARCA (@marca) December 8, 2019
"Tienen derecho a pitarme, creo que lo merezco" https://t.co/mbcYxfmd7A
As a result, Kubo had to go back to Japan but he came to Spain this year in the summer when Madrid decided to sign him. He was then loaned out of the club to Mallorca and took on Barcelona last night but failed to make an impact.
The Camp Nou crowd whistled him furiously but Kubo stated that he perhaps deserved it and then went on to state that he tried everything in the game but couldn’t score.
"That decision is from the public. I made my decision and they have the right to whistle me, I think I deserve it, although there were people who also applauded and that gave me courage. Penalty? No, it's a way they have to see me as a rival, not like an 18-year-old boy who plays soccer a bit well," explained the Japanese, as per Marca.
"Luckily I played 90 minutes and did everything I could, but it was not enough to score."