Pre-season friendly: Sat, 14th February 2009
|2 - 0|
|ANONYMOUS TRAINEE 105'
Venue: Todoroki Stadium
Frontale maintained their 100% pre-season record with a 2-0 victory over J2's Shonan Bellmare on Saturday.
All the post-match talk surrounded young Kyohei Noborizato who registered his first goal as a professional player. And, by all accounts, it was a fairly dazzling effort.
The 18-year-old midfielder signed from Kagawa Nishi High School at the end of last year and was set to star in the national high school championship in January before injury ruled him out in the early stages.
Instead it was Kashima Antlers' recent acquisition Yuya Osako who went on to take the limelight in that competition and become labelled as Japan's brightest young prospect. But with both players opening their professional accounts this weekend the press has been quick to draw comparisons between the two.
Slightly dubious as to what stock should be put in this kind of press hype. Personally, I'd like to know more about Anonymous Trainee - he sounds like a real talent!