Martin Odegaard's Stats For Vitesse Show How Good He Can Still Be
Martin Odegaard quickly became the most talked about teenage footballer in the world not long ago and despite sometimes seeming like he'd fallen off the planet he's still showing why everyone was after him.
Aged 16 Martin Odegaard was the name on everyone's lips. The teenager toured the whole continent of Europe, going round all the major clubs, and got to choose which of the elite teams he wanted to go to.
Eventually the Norwegian chose Real Madrid, and it was no wonder with reported wages of £80,000 a week and guaranteed to train with the first team several times a week.
Odegaard has fallen from headlines recently as he's had loan spells away from the club but despite being the forgotten child of Real he's still around and trying to develop.
Surprisingly he's currently on loan in the Eredivisie with Vitesse Arnhem, it's surprising because that means they've got a non Chelsea player on the books.
On Saturday against Zwolle the 20 year old was in fine form and set up a hat-trick of goals for his teammates in the 4-1 win.
Odegaard's stats speak for themselves:
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Martin Ødegaard vs PEC Zwolle today:- MadridistaTV (@madridistatv_) April 20, 2019
Key passes: 6
Most chances created: 9
Most successful dribbles: 10
Vitesse had to play with 10 men for almost 70 minutes. pic.twitter.com/TAAVPfPc2E
3 - Martin Ødegaard is the first @MijnVitesse player with 3 assists in an Eredivisie game since Matthew Amoah in 2005. Creator.- OptaJohan (@OptaJohan) April 20, 2019
Ødegaard involved in the 3rd goal for Vitesse. I always criticize his teammates but this goal was just amazing. pic.twitter.com/5vbrkmmTef- Andres (@otfbravo) April 20, 2019
To the people who said Martin Ødegaard was finished when he went on loan to Vitesse.. pic.twitter.com/qDNewlWGzH- Maren :flag_no: (@footballqueeen) April 20, 2019
When he initially signed at the Bernabeu the youngster was managed in the Castilla team by Zinedine Zidane, who is back in charge of the first team after initially quitting last season, but his chances of playing for Los Blancos next season aren't necessarily helped by that.
The youngster was dropped by the third team during that spell and according to some reports it was because of his attitude in training.
A lot has changed since then and with Real needing an overhaul in the summer there is a chance he could be part of the squad in La Liga next season.
Will Odegaard ever make it with Real?
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