Tuesday 13 March 2012

Miyaichi eyes improvement for Bolton

On-loan star is determined to build on impressive displays at the Trotters

Ryo Miyaichi has been an influential figure for Bolton since joining the club on loan in January

Bolton's on-loan winger Ryo Miyaichi says there is plenty of room for improvement despite catching the eye with some impressive performances for the Trotters.

The 19-year-old, who joined Bolton from Arsenal on loan until the end of the season in January, has made an immediate impact at the Reebok Stadium.

And Miyaichi says he is revelling in the experience of first-team football in the Barclays Premier League.

"Getting used to Premier League football is the biggest change for me, especially, the experience playing against Chelsea and Manchester City," he told the club's official website.

"I discovered the elements of my game which I can improve on"
- Ryo Miyaichi

"Those games gave me confidence but at the same time, I felt that I needed to improve my game more and more."

Miyaichi was the club's Player of the Month for February and has continued his fine form in March in the matches against Manchester City and QPR.

In the 2-1 victory over QPR on Saturday, Miyaichi set up the winning goal for Ivan Klasnic and afterwards he was named by Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville as the broadcasters' man of the match, despite being asked to play in an unfamiliar role on the right.

"It was first time to play on the right in a Premier League game, and it was a huge experience," added Miyaichi.

"I wasn't able to go behind the defender but I discovered the 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.

"I wanted to do something on my own, but I often couldn't. Nigel (Reo-Coker) 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 play 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."

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Key Points

  • Ryo Miyaichi determined to improve while on loan at Bolton
  • Winger joined the club from Arsenal in January
  • Miyaichi set up Ivan Klasnic's winner against QPR on Saturday