Ryo Miyaichi on his debut, step overs and playing in the Premier League
Written by Renzo on September 22, 2011 4:45
Arsenal midfielder Ryo Miyaichi was delighted after featuring for the Gunners in the Carling Cup as he confessed that he is ready to feature in more important competitions.
Coming on as a substitute in the 72nd minute of the game, the youngster was not shy to entertain the crowd with step overs and tricks he is renowned for as he told Arsenal Player that playing for the Gunners is a massive leap considering that only a year ago he was playing high school football in his country.
On what it means to be an Arsenal player, the 18-year old said that he is enjoying this experience as it is an honour to play for the Gunners and to be on the pitch with top quality players from whom he can learn a lot.
Miyaichi concluded by saying that he is indeed ready to feature in the Premier League and Champions League if manager Arsene Wenger opts to use him in these competitions adding that his objective is to be helpful to the cause of the team.
After the Shrewsbury Town game, the Japanese said:
[My debut?] It has been my dream to play at the Emirates Stadium so it’s really great I’m happy. [If I were nervous?] Yes, it was a mixture of nervousness and excitement, I could hear the spectators voice and then I got a bit nervous.
[The fans calling me to come on?] Yes, I could hear the calls and I was really happy, I wanted to respond to that by playing well and now I can look forward to the next step.
[Not afraid to produce step overs and tricks?] I would like to say that’s my playing style so it was good I could do it and then I thought it was for the fans, spectators and the team, of course, so I’d like to contribute to the team by keeping this way.
[A massive jump compared to last year?] Yes, one year ago I was still in Japan, playing high school football and I didn’t even think that I would play on this pitch so it was a surprise.
But I was working hard to play here so now I need put my feet on the ground and I’m going to try harder.
[Enjoying the game and being at Arsenal?] Yes, of course. To play for Arsenal and to play in this stadium is an honourable thing so I’ve been happy every day and I’m happy to play with great players.
[Using the Carling Cup to improve?] I knew the Carling Cup is used to educate young players so I know I should use this opportunity to improve.
[Ready to play in the Premier League and Champions League?] Yes, of course, I’m ready and I’d like to contribute to the team.