Ryo Miyachi’s loan spell at Bolton is proving to be a very healthy one indeed, with the Japanese youngster getting regular playing time, as well as making a good contribution to Bolton’s recent results.
On Saturday, quick feet and quick thinking from Miyaichi set up the winner for The Trotters against QPR, and while most of his time has been spent on the left hand side, this time he was asked to play on the right, something of a challenge as well as a learning experience.
“It was my first time to play on the right in a Premier League game,” he said, “and it was a huge experience. I wasn’t able to go behind the defender but I discovered elements of my game which I can improve on so I’m looking forward to the next match now.
“If I’m on the left-hand side, I can run inside and take a shot as well. I find it more difficult to come inside from the right. I’m determined to try to work harder and widen the variety of my play.”
Ryo revealed that as well as learning from simply playing, he’s taking advice from more seasoned pros such as Nigel Reo-Coker.
“I wanted to do something on my own, but I often couldn’t,” he said. “Nigel told me that all the QPR players are wary because of my pace, so what I need is to use my team-mates to my benefit. That was his advice.”
“I want to try to broaden my playing style and be able to play on both sides. However, it’s easier said than done and I always try to take the opponents on. But I know that I sometimes need to hold my desire to do so, and try to contribute to the team”.
Despite the early promise, there’s still plenty for him get used to and he knows his footballing education is still in its infancy.
“Getting used to Premier League football is the biggest change for me, especially, the experience playing against Chelsea and Manchester City. Those games gave me confidence but in the same time, I felt that I need to improve my game more and more.”
Let’s hope he keeps up the impressive work and can return to us on the back of a loan which will benefit Arsenal next season, and Bolton this.