Ryo Miyaichi is happy. But Ryo Miyaichi is also sad.
This has nothing to do with being in tune with both sides of the universe but everything to do with the fact he made his Bolton debut at the weekend, and almost scored, but Bolton lost.
Ryo had a chance late on and while Al Habsi made a good save I suspect Ryo would be the first to admit the contact he made with the ball wasn’t as true as it might have been. Nevertheless, he’s glad to have made his debut but frustrated at the result.
Speaking the official Bolton Wanderers site, he said, “I was happy to be playing and I found out more about the Premier League, but we lost the game so I can’t enjoy it too much.”
“The manager told me to go and play my football and be confident. He wanted me to run at the defenders and take them on, so that was what I tried to do.
“I could have got a goal but the goalkeeper made a good save. If I had scored then everything would be more positive. Next time I’m sure I can score.”
And with the Trotters having won just 1 of their last 5 league games, and firmly entrenched in the bottom three, they’ll need some of that good good stuff from Ryo to aid their chances of survival.