Arsenal man admits he didn’t play well for his country

Martin Odegaard missed Arsenal’s last match before the international window because he was injured.

However, the midfielder still travelled to the Norwegian camp for their matches against Slovenia and Serbia.

We expected him to just be in the group as a senior figure, but he recovered and started both losses for his nation.

After their 2-0 defeat against Serbia at home, he spoke about the game.

Considering he was just returning from injury, a reporter quizzed him if that was to blame for his poor showing, but the midfielder didn’t want to make excuses.

He said via Dagbladet:

“That’s not good to say. I haven’t practiced as much football as I usually do. But I don’t blame it. I could do better anyway.”

“In the same way as the team, I have not been at my best. It’s a bit disappointing.”

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Odegaard was just returning from an injury, and we didn’t expect him to be in his best form in those matches.

But the minutes he got from the game would prepare him to start our next match in good shape.

Playing in the Premier League is different, but the midfielder will train with the squad before the Tottenham game and he should be a lot sharper.

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6 Comments

  1. Interesting call for Arteta with Odegaard v Vieira for Spurs. The same goes for Tierney v Zinchenko. Whilst White v Tomi is another one in many eyes.

    Nice position to be in where you debating the merits of various players who have all played well. Think most would be happy with whichever combination ends up on the pitch.

  2. Not seen enough of Vieira to pick him never Martin just yet. Yet you have to play the fittest players on the day, wouldn’t mind Vieira scoring another wonder goal against the spuds

  3. Maybe Arteta may have to consider starting our newly seen to very good in our last Brentford EPL game in the Arsenal midfield, Viera, over the somewhat inconsistent Odegaard for our home Spurs EPL big game match on Saturday.
    For, I think Arteta should not fail to weigh up his starting XI team options properly to not make the mistakes about getting it right and correct..
    Which if he does will not cost us drop points in the match. But leave us collecting all points in the match.
    Nevertheless, let me enjoy the Arsenal manager, Arteta to eschew any kind of inclinations in him that will lead him to choose Odegaard to start the match.
    Which manager Arteta may base it on his likeness for Odegaard his favoured Arsenal team captain. And which if Arteta does, and it fails. It will tantamount to a singular Gunner unparalleled Arsenal starter in his starting XI team selection for Spurs

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