Kaoru Mitoma is on loan at Brighton until the end of the season

Kaoru Mitoma, the promising Japanese winger, is currently on loan at Brighton until the end of the season.

SoccerDino, Website Writer
Published: 04:08, 27 Feb 2024

Japanese international Kaoru Mitoma will be sidelined at Brighton & Hove Albion for the remainder of the season due to a back injury, as disclosed by the team's head coach, Roberto de Zerbi.

This injury is the same one that previously kept Mitoma from participating in a match against Everton, signifying a major setback for both the player and the club.

De Zerbi expressed his concern over Mitoma's condition, stating, "It's the same injury that prevented him from playing against Everton. It's a significant problem; I think he'll be out for two or three months, until the end of the season." This estimation effectively rules out Mitoma's contribution to Brighton for the critical closing phases of the season.

At 26 years old, Mitoma has been a key player for Brighton this season, having played in 26 matches where he managed to score three goals and provide five assists. His contributions have been vital for Brighton, who are currently competing on multiple fronts. Besides their Premier League campaign, where they stand seventh, Brighton is also active in the FA Cup, preparing to face Wolverhampton in the round of 16, and in the Europa League.

Mitoma's absence will undoubtedly be felt by Brighton, as they lose a versatile winger who has been instrumental in their attacking plays and strategies this season. The team will now have to adapt and find ways to compensate for his absence as they continue their pursuit of success in domestic and European competitions.

Updated: 04:08, 27 Feb 2024