Yuya Kubo continues scoring streak with Young Boys

The Japanese forward who is in his debut season in the Swiss League grabbed his third goal of the season after opening his account in his previous game
19-year-old Japanese forward Yuya Kubo continued his goalscoring exploits at his new club as he grabbed an injury time goal in a 3-1 win away to FC Zurich on Sunday.

The win ensured that Young Boys maintained their 100% start to the campaign, registering 12 points from four games.

Kubo came on in the 61st minute for goalscorer Michael Frey and got himself on the scoresheet after just half an hour with his team already 2-1 up. He brought down a long pass and slipped past a defender to slot in from inside the penalty box.

"I'm really happy I was able to score, but now I have to prepare for the next match," Kubo told Goal exclusively after the match.

The former Kyoto Sanga player netted a brace in his previous match after coming off the bench and helped Young Boys draw level from two goals down against Thun. Moreno Costanzo grabbed the winner 12 minutes from the end for a 3-2 win.

He has since brought his season's tally to three in four games, having made his debut in the season opener against FC Sion and featured once more against Lausanne Sport, before opening his account for his new side.

Young Boys manager Uli Forte who had overseen Shinji Kagawa at Borussia Dortmund in 2011 drew similarities between the Manchester United winger and Kubo.

"He's a similar type to Shinji Kagawa, I see a lot of common traits in the two," Forte told Swiss newspaper Berner Zeitung.

"Physically Kubo is still a few kilograms too light, so it's hard for him to play as a center forward because he often turns around to receive passes. He's good on the sides but I think he can best show off his talents in the middle of the pitch."

Young Boys will next take on Aarau on August 11 at Stadion Brügglifeld.