<Tomiyasu (left) sits on the pitch after the match, and celebrates victory with Misumi while sitting down (Sports Nippon Shimbun).

Arsenal's Tomiyasu: "His quality is not only dribbling," realized after playing against Brighton's Mitsuzumi: "The quality of his movement is quite hi

Tomiyasu was asked what is necessary for players playing overseas to survive, and he replied, "I think that one important element is the ability to keep going and to have an unshakeable axis, not only in the Premier League but also as a soccer player. Last season was a season that made me realize this once again.

 Masanobu Katsumura, the MC of the program, said, "In the past, when Wenger was asked what kind of player Arsenal needed, he replied, 'A player who can play in the Premier League. I thought that was a great word. I thought that was a great word. I heard that Arsenal really scouts players based not only on their soccer play but also on their personalities. I think they have players who are professional off the pitch.

 As for his impression of Mitsumata, whom he played against in a league match last December, he said, "He was difficult to play with. Of course, he has achieved results and is considered one of the best players in the league. It is not only his dribbling that makes him so good. When I actually faced him, I thought that his off-the-ball movement was very high quality. I had the feeling that he was always trying to get behind me, and I didn't like that very much.

 He continued, "From the DF's point of view, a player who is only ON, a player who is great only when he has the ball, it becomes easier. A player who can also be amazing off the ball is a better player. I think Kaoru-kun has that quality, and I think he will become even more amazing in the future.

Source: https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/c0350c5d4a9efa2f55435e6c8dc63f2e3d037d00