Manchester City striker Erling Haaland acknowledges that if he hadn’t won the FWA Player of the Year award, he believes his compatriot Martin Odegaard would have been a strong contender.
Odegaard has been in exceptional form for Arsenal this season, scoring crucial goals for the team despite falling short in their title pursuit.
Haaland, who had an outstanding goal-scoring season and played a pivotal role in City’s success over Arsenal, was ultimately recognised as the season’s best player by football writers. However, Haaland acknowledges that Odegaard had a fantastic campaign and was a deserving candidate for the award.
He said via Mirror Football:
“If I had to pick another player to have won Player of the Year, I would say my Norwegian friend, [Martin] Odegaard has had a really good season.
“There are also other teammates that could have easily won it because there’s a lot of players in the Manchester City team that have been outstanding this season. If you watch all of our games, you will see that Rodri has just been so solid throughout the whole season.”
Just Arsenal Opinion
Odegaard was one of the best midfielders in the Premier League in this campaign and we expect him to do even more in the next one.
He is gradually living up to the expectations placed on him and we are confident that he has not reached the peak of his career yet.
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His fellow countrymen,what a surprise,not even in the same class as KDB and never will be .
Same goes for halve our squad ,and manager not in the same league ,pretty evident when we meet 3 weeks ago .
Odegaard is a weak man’s Ozil ,goes missing when the going gets rough,both great on the eye but will always let you down when it counts .
I read that Odegaard has more open-play goals from a midfielder during the history of PL football and that he’s the record-setter. He’s my pick for Arsenal’s no1 performer this season, but many others should get an honorable mention for running him close
In my opinion odegard has had a better season in the league than KDB. If odegard plays for city people will hail him the same way they hail KDB and Bernardo. He’s my arsenal player of the season
Odegaard had an exceptional season and is clearly very talented. He has improved upon his game and his tactical view of the game has increased substantially. Hopefully he will have many more such great seasons for Arsenal and being praised by Haaland is no small matter.