Mitoma leads Brighton charge with dribbling mastery

3 months ago

Mitoma leads Brighton charge with dribbling mastery

BRIGHTON: Kaoru Mitoma’s pace and movement in the final third has been a breath of fresh air for Brighton & Hove Albion this season, but his skills on the ball come as no surprise with the Japanese winger having written a thesis in the art of dribbling.

Mitoma conducted his research while at the University of Tsukuba by strapping cameras to his teammates’ heads to observe their reactions and field of vision when an attacking player received the ball.

Armed with a physical education degree, he then tested his theories on the pitch to become one of the J League’s best players before moving to Europe.

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