first_imgFrom the age of eight, Han Erik began to influence the orientation and vision of the game, which Martin teaches today. To develop that vision, the Odegaard parent used his two children. He stood in front of today’s Real player and the older brother behind. “His older brother was on his right or left and was passing the ball to him; and he had to change direction and go to the opposite side. This is how you learn to perceive the field, because it is one thing to see it and another to react to what you see, “he revealed. Odegaard also did not get rid of that stamp that many of us have starred in but that very few have made a profit on: for hours he was shooting at a wall.Although his relationship with football was in his DNA, his first personal connection outside the family was with Drammen Strong, a local team. At the age of 11, in 2009, he joined the lower ranks of the modest Strømsgodset, where his sublime left-hander began to amaze and attract the attention of half Europe. Hans Erik Odegaard had the boy on the rounds of the Old Continent, testing in the quarries of Bayern, Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool, he also visited La Masia but stayed in Valdebebas after Madrid paid 3.4 million including variables for he. It was the sensation of Europe, he had already debuted with the absolute Norway, but he was only 16 years old … ANDREA COMAS & nbsp; (REUTERS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>ANDREA COMAS (REUTERS) “Odegaard is almost like a robot; he’s ready to play for Real Madrid ”, Leonid Slutski, his eclectic in the Dutch Vitesse proclaimed this Friday. The Norwegian has confirmed himself this season, on his loan at Real Sociedad, as one of the great sensations of LaLiga and That outbreak has convinced the white club that it has a place in the 2020-21 squad. Of course, as reported by AS on April 4, the player will have the last wordto. Continue on loan (the Real signed a one-year loan but intends to have another one) or be part of the next Madrid project. There is no doubt that Odegaard has already established himself in the elite and is ‘al dente’ after a modeling, cooking and maturing process that began in his childhood.It was his father, former soccer player Hans Erik Odegaard, the potter who began to shape Martin from a young age. Aware that he had a jewel at home (his left-hander already left his mouth open), the head of the family educated him in Stajanovism, in the work ethic. “There are three key factors: training hard, training well and training on the right track. And Martin has done all of this,” Hans Erik explained in an interview the day Odegaard debuted with the Norwegian national team at just 15 years old. He He was his personal trainer at the beginning of his career and his script was very simple: work and ball. He built an artificial grass field next to his house so that his son could train as much as he wanted (they called him Kjappen) and there he saved neither effort nor touches. “We never trained without the ball. We spend a lot of time working on his touch, how to get out of the pressure, practicing what we call ‘quick passes’ to escape the pressure “he confessed.center_img Madrid presented him in January 2015 to the media, escorted by Emilio Butragueño, as the great promise of European football, although his salary was galactic: to eliminate Bayern from the race for his signing, andl Madrid promised him 3.5 million gross per season (two million net), something that caused friction with his new teammates from Castilla and loaded him with pressure. Didn’t fall down. He played with Castilla, but trained with the first team, with which he debuted on May 23, 2015 against Getafe, replacing none other than Cristiano. He played half an hour. It was the last game for Ancelotti, who a year and a half later gave voice to what he thought at the time: “When Florentino buys a Norwegian footballer you just have to accept him. In addition, the president decided that he would play three games with the first team as a public relations coup “. Two months later Benítez made him play on the preseason tour, more out of commitment than out of conviction. He gave him 45 minutes against Roma, in the first bolus in which he also still had players on vacation, only to meet in the eyes of Florentino. He did not use it again except in the friendly in Oslo against Valerenga, organized by the Madrid entity to cash in with the Odegaard effect in Norway. In that 2015-16 he was lukewarm again, he played 34 games for Castilla, scored a goal and gave seven assists. But Zidane, already in Madrid, took him to the pre-season tour of 2016 where he was no more than a meritorious. In January 2017, the club, player and father agreed that the best way to avoid stagnation would be to yield and he left for the Dutch Heerenveen, where he spent 18 months on a roller coaster (three goals and five assists in 43 games). He went from doubts (he became a substitute) to put some flashes in the television summaries.Key assignmentsBut It was on his second loan, to Vitesse, that what Odegaard can give began to be glimpsed. The Norwegian squeezed this loan to the last drop. 11 goals, 12 assists in 39 games was his service record, but beyond statistics there he acquired greater physical and soccer maturity, adding to his associative capacity a greater speed and dribbling capacity. That boy who signed Madrid had hit the lug, but in Chamartín they were aware that he had no place in a squad in which Isco, Asensio, Modric, Kroos, Valverde … For this reason, perhaps the decision that will be key in Martin’s career was made: to yield to Real Sociedad, a club that has come as a glove. Imanol has given it continuity and the player has found regularity and, for the first time, the status of an idol. In his first season in Spain he has amazed (seven goals, eight assists in 28 games) and has convinced at the Bernabéu not only for his football but also for his character. From a young age he endured tremendous pressure and that made him mature very soon. “His ability to handle setbacks is enormous. While other footballers require an entire week or need a new game to improve his self-esteem, he recovers quickly,” said his psychologist Klaus Pettersen. In addition, he is a ‘sick’ of soccer. He sees everything. It consumes everything. Live for and for football. A philosophy that was burned by his father, the man who started building this ‘robot’.last_img

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