An attacking midfielder with Liverpool Football Club has reflected on his struggles with the Anfield club last season.
Japanese attacking midfielder, Takumi Minamino, was speaking in an interview during the season’s break ahead of the new season. According to him, last season was difficult for him as he failed to get enough playing time under manager, Jurgen Klopp.
Many of the games I played weren’t of interest to anyone. Even if I left the results, there wasn’t much response. I was trying to inspire myself to prove my worth. I was doing personal training other than team training. I didn’t want to keep up with my body when I entered the game because I wasn’t in the game, so I did personal training with Plus Alpha. I was thinking that I would leave something behind when I went to the match mentally. I felt motivated by regret and anger every day. I’ve never had this much time as a player. It was difficult to maintain the condition and connect with my feelings. But it was a season that seemed to have grown. It was disappointing but fulfilling. At the same time, it makes sense to play an important game and leave a result, so it is said that I got out and got a result, but I do not think it was a big deal. I just did the obvious thing. It was more disappointing than the response. I want to do my best to be a player who can produce results in important games.
Minamino joined Liverpool from RB Salzburg following his show of class when both teams played against each other in the UEFA Champions League. However, he has failed to break into the first team since he joined the Reds.
Lyon and Atalanta have also shown interest in the signing of the Japanese for a fee of around £17 million.