Miyaichi targets improvement
Bolton's on-loan winger Ryo Miyaichi feels he still has a lot more to offer following his fourth consecutive start for the club.
Last Updated: 12/03/12 2:59pm
Bolton loanee Ryo Miyaichi feels he still has a lot more to offer following his fourth consecutive start for the club.
Miyaichi, on loan from Arsenal, was deployed on the right flank in Saturday's 2-1 win over QPR and despite playing out of position the 19-year-old capped an impressive performance by setting up the winning goal.
A clever pass from Miyaichi was converted by Ivan Klasnic which saw Bolton climb out of the relegation zone at the expense of the Hoops.
On playing out of position, Miyaichi told the club's official website: "It was my first time to play on the right in a Premier League game, 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."
The teenager, who has been capped at Under-17 level for his native Japan, explained how team-mate Nigel Reo-Coker offered some valuable advice.
"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."
He added: "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".
Miyaichi spent time on loan at Dutch side Feyenoord last season, and is still finding his feet in the Premier League.
"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."