In Ligue 1, if you only focus on Paris Saint-Germain, Messi, Neymar and Mbappé, you will obviously miss too many beautiful scenery.
Lance, who won only one victory in 12 Ligue 1 games at the beginning of the season, came to the eighth place in the standings with 18 unbeaten matches. Here, there are not only "English Mbappé" Balogun, but also "Japanese Neymar" Ito Junya who sent five goals and five assists in 23 matches in Ligue 1.
A. This Kanagawa boy: grew up in a non-profit football organization.
Born on March 9, 1993, Itochun is also a native of Kanagawa Prefecture and comes from Yokosuka City. This once small fishing village has gradually developed into a military port and a maritime gateway to Tokyo.
His parents, both workers, left their hometown early to work, leaving Ito Chun in Yokosuga. There are many non-profit football training institutions there, so from the age of 6, he can get in touch with professional football training as long as he pays a small basic fee.
Because he hated the "dormitory, the relationship between the superior and the subordinate", he chose Toyo High School in Kanagawa Prefecture (which sounds a bit like Rukawa Kaede) where he could go to school from home.
By virtue of his outstanding performance in the youth invitational tournament in Kanagawa Prefecture at the age of 16, Itongchun also received an olive branch from a professional team.
From the football team of Kanagawa University, the wind forest of Jiafu to the cypress sun god, Itochun also put on the jersey of the Japanese national team for the first time at the age of 25.
B. choose Belgium as the first stop to study abroad! At the age of 29, I set foot on the Ligue 1 competition.
In 2018, Yi Dongchun also handed over a report card with 9 goals and 17 assists in the J League’s Cypress Sun God, so in the winter window of January 2019, he joined the Genk Club in Belgium on loan.
Bought out a year and a half later, he spent three and a half years in Bijia.Especially in the 2020-21 season and 2021-22 season, Yi Dongchun actually handed over a perfect report card with 12 goals, 16 assists and 8 goals and 21 assists.
In the Asian Top 12 World Cup preliminaries, Itongchun, who has secured the main position of the Japanese national team, also scored four consecutive goals, especially against the national football team, leaving a deep impression on countless China fans.
The 29-year-old is eager for new challenges. Last summer, he transferred to Lance, who joined Ligue 1 for 10 million euros: "I don’t prefer any country or league. I believe I can stand on my feet wherever I go."
So far this season, Yi Dongchun, who has played 23 matches in Ligue 1, has also handed in an answer sheet with 5 goals and 5 assists, and directly participated in the data of 10 goals, which also made him surpass his predecessor Daisuke Matsui and become the first Japanese player to score goals in Ligue 1 in a single season (Daisuke Matsui contributed 5 goals and 4 assists in 2007-08 season).
A. fast speed+good movement without the ball
Although he plays more as a right winger on the court, Ito Chun also has a little Neymar style in some ball handling styles.
Fast speed, strong up-and-down ability, combination of ball and no ball, and good performance in passing and shooting.
This time, in the position of the wing, Ito Chun also scored the ball and immediately inserted it without the ball. The second catch directly crossed the ball to find the back point, but unfortunately the teammate was too slow to outflank in place.
Let’s take a look at the offensive and defensive conversion this time. Yi Dongchun also directly broke the ball after the opponent threw the sideline ball and launched a counterattack on the spot.
The key is that it is beautiful to pass the ball in this step, and then Phillips on the flank of the ball is divided. The latter’s wonderful pass directly brought Balogun into the penalty area and scored a goal.
B: 10 times in a single game: 1 goal and 2 assists.
In the 25th round of Ligue 1, Yi Dongchun not only contributed 1 goal and 2 assists in a single game, but also helped Lance beat Toulouse 3-0. He became the best player in Ligue 1 in a single round and was selected as the 11 best players of the week.
You know, in the Ligue 1 dialogue with Montpellier, Ito Chun also had 10 successful feats in a single game.
The first goal in the match with Toulouse was that Yi Dongchun also used his own speed to flexibly turn around and get rid of the first defender, then crossed the second defender, and finally faced the goalkeeper with a single knife and calmly pushed the score.
Let’s take a look at this ball-breaking counterattack. Ito Chun also used the speed change to pass the first person, and then passed the second Toulouse player again.
It’s a pity that the last kick was a beautiful straight plug, but teammate Mathus Wa didn’t hit the goalkeeper’s shot well, which made Ito Chun miss an assist.
A. Both feet can handle the ball: as a winger, they can cut the attack.
Ito Junya, who just celebrated his 30th birthday, can play the left and right wingers on the court.
The dominant foot is the right foot, but the left foot also has a certain ability to handle the ball, so in the game, he can attack internally.
As can be seen from the lens, after getting the ball on the flank this time, Ito Chun also made a strong cut, and then sent an imaginative pass with his heel.
Teammate Ka Giust took the ball and shot it with a blast, sending it to the bottom of the opponent’s net.
Let’s take a look at this attack. Ito Chun also completed continuous dribbling and dodging on the flank, and he had a good sense of rhythm in the process of cutting into the middle.
Use continuous setbacks to confuse opponents, and finally send a simple cross, but unfortunately teammates with more space in the front of the penalty area didn’t shoot well at last.
B.1.9 key passes per game.
Compared with contributing 5 goals and 5 assists and averaging 1.7 successes per game,Yi Dongchun’s most surprising data is his key pass averaging 1.9 times in Ligue 1.This kind of passing performance is still quite outstanding.
Generally speaking, Ito Junya’s passing is not very creative, but it always gives a good opportunity. This time, Mooney West scored an assist goal, which is an example.
After getting the ball in the middle, Yi Dongchun also had a long-range shot. When he saw his teammate’s flank sleeve, he sent a scoring ball to the short pass of the empty space, allowing Mooney West to score directly.
In the match with ajaccio, Ito Chun also assisted Ka Giust to finish the lore in the 95th minute.
At first, Yi Dongchun also had a good sense of dividing the ball, but he gave a little more strength. In the ensuing chaos, it was very important for him to calmly pass back, which brought the final word from his teammates.
Celebrating his 30th birthday, before you know it, Ito Chun has also played in European football for almost four and a half years.
Perhaps at the age of 30, it’s hard for him to enter a big team, but the most dazzling Japanese international in the top 12 is still trying to write his own football chapter.