The Norwegian player is currently on loan away from the Spanish capital. He was having previously caught sight of Heerenveen and Vitesse in the Eredivisie. Odegaard now proves his worth in La Liga with Sociedad.
Martin Odegaard has the same style as Xabi Alonso had
The Norwegian international Martin Odegaard is cut from the same cloth as the former star of Real Madrid Xabi Alonso. So could continue to fill the boots of Luca Modric at Santiago Bernabeu, says the legend of Real Sociedad Roberto Lopez Ufarte. The Norwegian player is currently on loan away from the Spanish capital. Having previously caught sight of Heerenveen and Vitesse in the Eredivisie, Odegaard now proves his worth in La Liga with Sociedad. It is assumed that the deal concluded in the summer of 2019 will last two seasons: the 21-year-old player was supposed to return to Anoeta in 2020-21. However, he did not hide the fact that he intended to make a breakthrough in Madrid. And his performances in the current campaign led to the assumption that his last loan could be cut short.
Odegaard has a vicious head
Ufarte can appreciate why the Blancos thought about it, especially since the 34-year-old Modric could soon take on the last challenge in his illustrious career. The Sociedad icon told reporters of Odegaard: “I think he has a vicious head and knows why he came here: to show people, to show that he has a lot of abilities and that he is waiting for a place to open at Real Madrid. It’s just my thoughts, but maybe next year, when Modric leaves. “Perhaps, as he has said many times, he has been here for two years. They can leave him here because the case is in the club that pays him, and this is not only Real Sociedad but also Real Madrid.
La Real’s most valuable player: Martin Odegaard
“Ufarte added on a player with seven goals and eight assists in his name in 2019-20: “He did surprised not only the fans of Real Sociedad and the staff but also the people of Real and the whole Spain. “If you ask anyone who has La Real’s most important players, they will say, Odegaard, Alexander Isak, and Mikel Oyarzabal, but Odegaard will always come first.” He has almost all the tools for playing in the middle of the field. We will not just talk about his technique, which is exquisite. He knows the exact moment when he needs to do something and when to give the ball. But that his recovery and pressure also stand out because the first to put the central defenders under pressure is him.
“If you pushed me to find him, maybe he’s holding on to the ball a bit. But they’re at the right moments when he thinks the best thing to do is hold on to the ball to let his team-mates free. He is a player with talent, and he knows what is best for him and the team above all. Like Madrid, Ufarte suggested that Odegaard could follow in some outstanding footsteps. He said: “I will not say that he reminds me about Xabi Alonso. He influenced things differently at the time, but at the same time, he was a midfielder. To who did these jumping passages that stood out, and yes, Martin has a lot of these things, and he is not too far from Xabi.”