The Blue Samurai brought by Kubo qualified for the quarter-finals of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. In the men’s football Group A of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Japan always won in three matches.
South Africa, Mexico, and France were defeated by Japan. Kubo always contributes goals for Hajime Moriyasu’s team.
Kubo scored one goal each in Japan’s three games, becoming the first Land of the Rising Sun player to always score in the first three Olympic games.
So far, Kubo is the Japanese player who often shoots the opponent’s goal. From data released by the Olympic website, Kubo has fired 12 shots, 5 of which have hit the target.
With that record, Kubo doesn’t want to be complacent about this achievement. He doesn’t care who scores goals for Japan.
“I didn’t think much of it. It just happened when I was in the right position and at the right time,” said Kubo as reported by the Olympic website.
“Whether it’s me or whoever is in the team, I’m happy when we score goals,” the Real Madrid player added.
Japan will face New Zealand in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic quarter-finals. Japan vs. Zealand will take place at Kashima Stadium, Kashima, Saturday (31/7/2021) afternoon WIB.
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