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I learned from my idols at Madrid - Odegaard

Sat 21 August 2021 | 13:13

The Norwegian star was eventually forced to leave Madrid and join Arsenal.

After finalizing his transfer to Arsenal, Martin Odegaard claimed that there were many rumors about his reasons for leaving

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Odegaard, who spent last season on loan at Arsenal, attracted the attention of the club with his good performance. While Carlo Ancelotti was not interested in working with the 22-year-old midfielder, Arsenal stepped in and managed to finalize the transfer for € 35 million. Odegard joined Real Madrid in 2015 and is now upset by rumors and lies about his separation.

He wrote on his Instagram account:

"More than six-and-a-half years ago I signed for Real Madrid and fulfilled a big dream.

"To be able to wear the white shirt, play at the Bernabeu and play in the Champions League with Real Madrid. I couldn't be prouder. I came when I was 16 and I had the opportunity to learn from the best in the world and my idols.

"I've learned a lot and I've enjoyed the journey. I am grateful for everything that has happened to me and everything I have learned. I want to thank all the people who have helped me to improve and grow with Real Madrid. Coaches, teammates, physios, people from the club and the fans. Thank you!

"I've had good times and bad times, as always in life and in football. It has made me much stronger and more prepared for what is to come. These days there is a lot of talk about me and my reasons for leaving. I just want to say that most of what they are saying is not the truth.

"For me it's a pity that the press says things that are not true, because a lot of people honestly think that's the case. I have my reasons, I know what the truth is and what has happened and that's why I think [moving to Arsenal] is the best thing to do. Thank you."


source: SportMob

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