Ryo Miyaichi on his loan spell: All about my experience at Feyenoord
Written by Renzo on May 25, 2011 4:30
Arsenal midfielder Ryo Miyaichi confessed he was thrilled by the progress made in Holland during his loan spell at Feyenoord.
On his five months in Rotterdam, the Japanese explained that his time in the city was more wonderful than he initially expected adding that he fully enjoyed living abroad for the first time in his life.
On how important fans are in the game of football, Miyaichi declared that they can indeed be the “twelfth man” on the pitch as – according to the youngster – they fight with the players.
The 18-year old was loaned out by the Gunners during the January transfer window and is expected to be back at Arsenal for pre-season with manager Arsene Wenger hoping to secure a work permit for the winger that would allow him to finally feature for the North London Club.
Speaking to Feyenoord’s official website, he said:
My time at Feyenoord has been even more wonderful than I had originally expected. This was my first experience living abroad, and that was awesome.
Every day I play football and I have the feeling that I could develop every day. If the fans chant my name, it gives me a warm feeling inside. The fans are the twelfth man and fight with the players.
It is wonderful to play at a sold-out Kuip. I have developed thanks to the supporters. I would like them to know that I am grateful for that.