Kubo impresses despite Castilla falling to defeat

Real Madrid Castilla played their seventh pre-season friendly on Wednesday evening, yet they fell to a 3-0 defeat with only Takefusa Kubo impressing.

The Japanese star was a regular in the senior team’s pre-season tour but has been made aware that it’s unlikely he’ll find an immediate place in Zinedine Zidane’s squad.

Raul Gonzalez’s side were much the better of the two in the first half, but the first goal they conceded saw them collapse.

Kubo tried his best to propel the team forward, but he received little assistance, only furthering the idea that the standard of football the team will play in Segunda Division B this season will not be of a high enough standard to benefit someone who shone at the Copa America and during Los Blancos’ pre-season tour in the United States.