SM Rookies Yuta Says He Was a Soccer Player Before Moving to Korea to Become a Singer


Yuta Nakamoto, the new Japanese representative of the JTBC variety show “Abnormal Summit” and a trainee at SM Entertainment (SM Rookies), revealed that he was a soccer player before deciding to become a singer.

In the show, upon being asked, “What did you do before deciding to come to Korea to become a singer?” Yuta responds, “I was a soccer player between the ages of 5 to 16.”

Then the panel asks Yuta a sensitive question: “Which country is the best at soccer?” Yuta rules Sam Okyere‘s home team Ghana out and picks Germany. Sam is hurt by Yuta’s response, and shoots back, “if you want to be a real ‘Abnormal Summit’ member, you shouldn’t lie.” MC Sung Si Kyung then teases Sam by asking him how he got on the show if one is not supposed to lie, but Sam quips, “I only started lying after I was confirmed for the show.”

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