REAL MADRID | MARTIN ODEGAARD
"I’ll be delighted if Ancelotti asks me to play"
Norwegian wunderkind is officially unveiled as a Real Madrid player and says he is happy to play for Castilla or the first team.
"I feel at home here," said Martin Odegaard Turing his presentation as a Real Madrid player at Valdebebas on Thursday.
Why Madrid?: "It was the best option for the development of my career as much in the sporting sense as personally. This club has the best possibilities."
Training at Valdebebas: "I got to know the players and they are incredible. What they said to me remains between me and them though."
First team: "My challenge is to become the best player I can be and it's not important if I'm in the first or second team."
Barcelona: "I was welcomed very well here and I feel like I'm at home."
Real Madrid: "It's a dream come true. I think it's amazing and it's an honour to be at the biggest club in the world."
Favoured position: "I like to have the ball and to move it around."
Future: "It will be very exciting. I'm looking forward to starting training."
Pressure: "I don't fell any really, but it is harder to play here than in Norway."
Training: "I'll be training with Castilla and the first team and I'll be delighted if Ancelotti asks me to play. It's an advantage that Real Madrid has a second team with a coach who was one of the best players in the world."
Ronaldo or Messi: "I like Cristiano more."
Idols at Madrid: "Cristiano is the best player in the world, but there is also Bale, Isco... all of them."