Soccer: Mitoma determined to fly high in Premier League with Seagulls


Winning plaudits in England for his electric Premier League start, Japan winger Kaoru Mitoma is determined to propel an exciting Brighton side to a place in Europe next season.

The 25-year-old has been terrorizing opposition defenses down the left wing in his debut season in arguably the world’s best league.

“I’ve begun in better form than I expected,” Mitoma said.

Mitoma was integrated slowly into the side by former manager Graham Potter. But successor Roberto De Zerbi handed Mitoma a regular starting spot prior to the World Cup break and he has responded emphatically.

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