PREMIER - Martin Odegaard: Difficult to make friends at Real Madrid
© photo Daniele Buffa/Image Sport
Arsenal midfielder Martin Odegaard admits he never felt at home when with Real Madrid. The Norwegian midfielder spent the latter half of the 2020/21 season on loan at Arsenal and, in the summer of 2021, made a permanent move to north London.
"There were many tough periods both with the first team and the second team," he said on TV2.
"But being around the best made me stronger. I feel that I have grown thanks to Madrid and I have learned from players like [Sergio] Ramos and Cristiano [Ronaldo].
"When you are at the highest level, it is not as easy to make friends and that kind of thing. At least not when you are young and come from somewhere else.
"I came from a different dressing room culture and it is not easy to fit into a changing room [like the one at Madrid]. It was difficult but it is something that has made me stronger and I am happy to have experienced it."
Other news - Premier League
- 07.12.2021 10:57 - BUNDESLIGA - Borussia Dortmund boss Rose: "I felt a spark against Bayern"
- 07.12.2021 10:46 - PREMIER - Arsenal boss Arteta: "I'm very disappointed with our performing"
- 07.12.2021 10:34 - SERIE A - Inter Milan, Perisic: "We'll need a team performance to face Real Madrid"
- 07.12.2021 10:22 - BUNDESLIGA - Bayern Munich, Muller: "I understand Dortmund frustration"
- 07.12.2021 10:09 - PREMIER - Burnley boss Dyche: "We should have dealt with Newcastle better"
- 07.12.2021 09:56 - LIGUE 1 - PSG boss Pochettino: "I feel support from players and club"
- 07.12.2021 09:44 - LA LIGA - Real Madrid boss Ancelotti: "I'm not thinking about La Decimocuarta yet"
- 07.12.2021 09:30 - SERIE A - Juventus, back at training after latest win
- 07.12.2021 09:17 - BUNDESLIGA - Bayern Munich, Goretzka: "Defeating Dortmund isn't only about the game"
- 07.12.2021 09:04 - LIGUE 1 - PSG, Hakimi: "In spite of the goals, my priority is to defend"
- 07.12.2021 08:50 - PREMIER - West Ham, Coufal: "We won against Chelsea also thanks to our fans' support"
- 07.12.2021 08:35 - SERIE A - AC Milan setting sights on Genk backliner Lucumì
- 06.12.2021 10:54 - SERIE A - Atalanta, eyes on Strefezza
- 06.12.2021 10:41 - transfersA Spanish club want Di Maria in
- 06.12.2021 10:29 - SERIE A - Inter Milan boss Inzaghi: "I'm lucky to coach such top players"
- 06.12.2021 10:16 - LIGUE 1 - Clubs piling up after Marseille powerhouse Kamara
- 06.12.2021 10:02 - PREMIER - Liverpool, Origi again: "It was a huge challenge against Wolves"
- 06.12.2021 09:49 - BUNDESLIGA - Borussia Dortmund, Reus on Bayern defeat: "I felt we could have won it"
- 06.12.2021 09:36 - SERIE A - Inter Milan, Calhanoglu: "We didn't give AS Roma any look-in"
- 06.12.2021 09:24 - transfersMan. United eager to sign Haidara from Leipzig
- 06.12.2021 09:11 - LIGUE 1 - Lyon boss Bosz on Reims home-game letdown
- 06.12.2021 08:58 - PREMIER - Liverpool hitman Origi on victory goal against Wolves
- 06.12.2021 08:45 - SERIE A - Juventus, Dybala: "My renewal? I can't be the hot topic now"
- 06.12.2021 08:32 - transfersReal Madrid in talks with Icardi's entourage
- 04.12.2021 11:01 - transfersMan. City on a winter move at Zakaria
- 04.12.2021 10:49 - PREMIER - Two clubs challenging Leverkusen over Gabigol
- 04.12.2021 10:38 - LA LIGA - Barcelona FC, Laporta: "I think Dembelé is better than Mbappé"
- 04.12.2021 10:25 - transfersArsenal and Liverpool challenge each other over Lille powerhouse
- 04.12.2021 10:14 - PREMIER - Burnley boss Dyche: "We must turn our draws into wins"
- 04.12.2021 10:02 - LIGUE 1 - Lyon, Caqueret: "We are all pulling in the same direction"
- 04.12.2021 09:50 - BUNDESLIGA - Borussia Dortmund picking Haaland's successor
- 04.12.2021 09:37 - SERIE A - AC Milan, medical report on Kjaer's long-term injury
- 04.12.2021 09:25 - SERIE A - Napoli boss Spalletti: "Mertens will be our captain against Atalanta"
- 04.12.2021 09:12 - officialAtlanta United release statement on Thiago Almada
- 04.12.2021 08:57 - PREMIER - West Ham v Chelsea "double ex" Joe Cole on upcoming match
- 04.12.2021 08:44 - SERIE A - Juventus, Locatelli: "Speed isn't one of my main features, but..."
- 04.12.2021 08:31 - transfersBarcelona FC drawing out Cavani plan
- 03.12.2021 10:50 - PREMIER - West Ham, Zouma again: "We are a family club"
- 03.12.2021 10:35 - PREMIER - Wolves, Semedo: "It was frustrating to tie the game against Burnley"
- 03.12.2021 10:21 - PREMIER - Burnley, Gudmundsson: "Tough to win at Newcastle arena"
- 03.12.2021 10:07 - PREMIER - West Ham, Zouma: "We cannot drop our focus now"
- 03.12.2021 09:55 - BUNDESLIGA - RB Leipzig boss Marsch: " I apologized to Brobbey"
- 03.12.2021 09:42 - PREMIER - Burnley, Taylor: "We picked a good point at Molineux"
- 03.12.2021 09:28 - PREMIER - Arsenal boss Arteta: "We conceded when we were in control"
- 03.12.2021 09:14 - BUNDESLIGA - RB Leipzig, Adams: "This club is home to me"
- 03.12.2021 09:01 - LIGUE 1 - Lyon, Guimaraes: "It's good to play an average game and win"
- 03.12.2021 08:47 - SERIE A - Inter Milan, Martinez: "Becoming a father made me grow"
- 03.12.2021 08:34 - PREMIER - Arsenal, Partey: "Everyone here is doing his best"
- 02.12.2021 14:50 - PREMIER - Manchester United joined the race to sign Brighton defender
- 02.12.2021 14:35 - PREMIER - Ralf Rangnick targets Timo Werner as he draws up four-man shortlist
- 02.12.2021 14:20 - LIGA - Barça : Gérard Piqué to be the future president ?
- 02.12.2021 14:05 - LIGA - Barça: Ousmane Dembélé late to the team's dinner
- 02.12.2021 13:50 - TOP STORIES - When Zlatan Ibrahimovic put Gennaro Gattuso in the trash
- 02.12.2021 13:35 - PREMIER - The worrying statistics of Newcastle United this season
- 02.12.2021 13:20 - PREMIER - Roberto Mancini in the race to coach Manchester United?
- 02.12.2021 13:05 - PREMIER - Watford vs Chelsea match interrupted due to cardiac arrest
- 02.12.2021 12:50 - PREMIER - Manchester Utd : Raphaël Varane back on the pitch next week?
- 02.12.2021 12:35 - officialHertha Berlin announce the signing of Norwegian defender
- 02.12.2021 12:20 - officialFreiburg signed a young centreback from Standard Liege
- 02.12.2021 12:05 - TOP STORIES - Investigators ready to talk to Ronaldo in Juventus' case
- 02.12.2021 11:50 - TOP STORIES - Zlatan Ibrahimovic: “Napoli move was done.”
- 02.12.2021 11:35 - SERIE A - Jose Mourinho : “It is difficult for Zaniolo to play in Serie A.”
- 02.12.2021 11:20 - TOP STORIES - Zlatan opens up on Lukaku battle: “He has a big ego.”
- 02.12.2021 11:05 - SERIE A - Plea bargain and fine is the most probable Juventus punishment
- 02.12.2021 10:50 - SERIE A - Juventus, Bernardeschi: "Our run-up has now started"
- 02.12.2021 10:35 - PREMIER - Arsenal, Arteta on Tavares and Tierney
- 02.12.2021 10:23 - PREMIER - Three underdog sides after Rangers powerhouse Aribo
- 02.12.2021 10:10 - SERIE A - Juventus boss Allegri: "Good win. Now let's keep it simple"
- 02.12.2021 09:56 - BUNDESLIGA - Bayern Munich, Upamecano on school bullying and his career
- 02.12.2021 09:44 - PREMIER - Arsenal boss Arteta: "Auba does many things aside from scoring"
- 02.12.2021 09:30 - PREMIER - Arsenal, Arteta: "United? Rangnick is one of the top coaches around"
- 02.12.2021 09:17 - transfersArsenal boss Arteta comments upon upcoming market window
- 02.12.2021 09:04 - BUNDESLIGA - Bayern Munich, Upamecano: "You must bear the pain if you want to win"
- 02.12.2021 08:50 - SERIE A - Juventus captain Chiellini: "Time to give back to the club"
- 02.12.2021 08:35 - PREMIER - Arsenal boss Arteta: "Dubious about Saka being able to play"
- 02.12.2021 08:20 - transfersFiorentina hold talks with Tottenham as Arsenal increase offer for Vlahovic
- 02.12.2021 08:05 - transfersMilan set to hold meeting with agent of Benfica star
- 02.12.2021 07:50 - SERIE A - Fiorentina in talks to sign Lille's winger in January
- 02.12.2021 07:35 - TOP STORIES - Gérard Lopez’s Belgian club Mouscron given transfer ban
- 02.12.2021 07:20 - INTERVIEWS - Ibrahimović on the Ballon d’Or: “Lewandowski deserved it this year.”
NATIONS - MASCHERANO TO BECOME THE NEW COACH OF ARGENTINA U20 TEAM
According to Hernan Castillo and Roy Nemer, Javier Mascherano will be the new coach of Argentina's U20 national team. Fernando Batista, who will join Jose Pekerman with the Venezuelan national squad, will be replaced by the former Barcelona player.
Mascherano had an...