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Mallorca midfielder Kubo: Zidane wanted me to stay with Real Madrid

Real Mallorca midfielder Takefusa Kubo admits Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane didn't want him to leave this season.

The Japanese teenager was loaned out to Real Mallorca after spending the summer with Zidane and the Real Madrid first team.

"When the tour of North America ended, Zidane told me that he wanted me to stay at Real Madrid this season," Kubo said on Japanese TV.

"But I spoke to Zidane and asked him that if there was a chance to have more game time then I'd like to leave on loan."

Kubo only made the move to Real Madrid from Tokyo earlier in the summer and the 18-year-old admitted he was nervous about joining Los Blancos.

"I was very nervous on the day before my first training session with Real Madrid, it was scary having lost my confidence," he said.

"But I started to train with my teammates every day and, bit by bit, I got used to the team."

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