Sun 26 March 2023 | 9:34

Odegaard on Rodri's horror tackle: "I’d get banned if I say anything"

Arsenal's captain suffered a 3-0 defeat with his country against Spain in a Euro 2024 qualifier on Saturday. However, the Norwegian side believes they should have been awarded a penalty after Rodri's reckless challenge.

Martin Odegaard was lucky to escape an ankle injury when Manchester City's midfielder Rodri made a reckless challenge on the Arsenal star in the penalty box. Although La Roja achieved a 3-0 victory, the Norwegian believes the referee could have done better.

Odegaard told


: “

I’m pretty sure I should have had a penalty. He’s coming with his studs right on my ankle. But I’m sure I’ll get punished [if I say any more]. I don’t bother saying anything else about the referee. It’s better not to say anything.”

Norway boss Stale Solbakken added:

“It is a clear penalty! He finishes the shot and you can’t [foul him after]. If I knock someone down after the ball is gone, then it’s a penalty. I get a little bored of this. What I see here now [on the replay] is exactly what I saw from the bench. There was a bit of arrogance going on. That’s the way it is, but it’s unbelievable.”

Norway will next face Georgia on Tuesday.



 for the 

latest football news

source: TV2

DISCLAIMER! Sportmob does not claim ownership of any of the pictures posted on this website. Again, we do not host pictures or videos ourselves. Our authors merely link to the rightful owner. Lastly, Sportmob have carefully considered and reviewed all of its content. Despite that, it is possible that some information might be out-dated or incomplete.