Takefusa Kubo named M88 Mansion Player of the Month for May

Takefusa Kubo is M88 Mansion Player of the Month for May as the Real Sociedad star was excellent during the crucial period of the La Liga 2022/23 season.

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The Japanese winger scored twice and assisted one in the month, which saw La Real’s impressive run with three massive wins against Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Almeria; the only time his side was drawn to a draw was against Girona and the only lost was at Atletico.

He won the award for the first time this season and succeeded his teammate Alexander Sørloth who won the MOTM in January 2023.

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Kubo beat off competition from Lázaro Vinícius (UD Almeria), Alejandro Balde (FC Barcelona), Yannick Carrasco (Atletico Madrid), Justin Kluivert (Valencia CF) and Sergi Darder (RCD Espanyol) in a close call.

Kubo was excellent during May
Kubo was excellent during May

Kubo during May 2023

Sociedad results of La Liga 2022/23 in May

  • Real Sociedad 2-0 Real Madrid- Kubo opened the score
  • Real sociedad 2-2 girona – Kubo assisted for Silva
  • Barcelona 1-2 Sociedad – Kubo subbed in the second half
  • Real Sociedad 1-0 Almeria – Kubo scored the only goal

21-year-old Kubo scored the only goal as Sociedad beat Almeria at home and became the youngest Asian player to reach 15 goals in 127 appearances in the history of the Spanish top flight.

However, Kubo’s goal and performance stunned his former club Real Madrid early in May. He opened the scoring just after half-time against his former side.

It was before Sociedad sealed a second big win as they destroyed La Liga champions Barcelona in front of jubilant crowds at Camp Nou turned to silence.

Kubo was subbed in the second half and was an instant threat to the Catalan giant, who had already won the league but was spoiled by the visitors.

La Real’s last success at the famous venue came back in 1991, and the Basque side also ended a barren run of 24 consecutive away league games at the stadium without a win.

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