Month and a half after their arrival in the winter market, the Japanese Take kubo He has gone from an exciting reinforcement to a regular tenant on the bench and from an outstanding protagonist to having a supporting role in a series that has chained six games without winning and adds 539 minutes without Getafe score.
The azulón team is in a very delicate moment after five defeats and a draw in the last six games, in which it is also showing a problem with the goal, since with 17 goals in 24 games it is the team with the lowest score in the league. category.
In this way, the match of the next day against the Valencia It has been cataloged from the azulón club as a final since the decline is seen to only three points and a new defeat could cause a relief on the bench, since Jose Bordalás it is increasingly questioned.
A regular on the bench in recent weeks is being the Japanese Take kubo, who came to Getafe in search of the minutes that he was not having in Villarreal but that, with the passage of the games, his role within the team has been diluted.
Kubo has participated in all the games since his arrival, although of the eight played he has only played four as a starter, he has 388 minutes on the pitch and, in the last three, only 77, always leaving as a substitute in the second half.
The changes in the tactical scheme of José Bordalás have not benefited the Japanese, dragged by the bad dynamics of his team in the search of his coach for new variants. From the classic 4-4-2 with which the Alicante coach used to play, these last games we have also seen the team with a 4-2-3-1 and 5-4-1, two formulas that did not improve performance.
After the game against Real Madrid on February 9, Bordalás spoke publicly about the Japanese, whose appearances since then have been dwindling.
“He is a player who has to grow, to improve physically and well, he is very young. He has room for improvement and has to appear in other areas of the field other than the band. I insist a lot, that he has to enter through inside, he has to associate, he has to be more vertical, look for centers, look for shots, look for one on one … I think he will contribute and help the team, “said Bordalás.
For the next day, the unknowns about the tactic Bordalás will use against Valencia make it impossible to predict whether Kubo will enjoy minutes from the beginning or will be a substitute for the fourth consecutive game.