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Odegaard is “ready” to play for Real Madrid

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One of Martin Odegaard’s former coaches believes the young Norwegian is ready to take up the challenge of laying for Real Madrid.

It’s as if we have been talking about Martin Odegaard and his Real Madrid career for years.

That’s because we have. He arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu when he was only 16. After a year with the clubs Castilla team, he was promoted to the first team and subsequently loaned out.

Now still a youngster at 21, he is on loan at Real Sociedad. There he has been demonstatring the kind of form that Real Madrid was hoping for.

The question now is can he translate that at the very highest level.

His former coach Leonid Slutski has no doubt. Speaking to Marca, the coach believes all he needs os the opportunity.

He said:

“I am sure Martin is ready to play for Real Madrid today.”

“He is already a top-level footballer, he is capable of fighting for a position in any team in the world.”

“If Madrid give him the opportunity then Martin will end up playing.”

Slutki insists he can see all the nesseasry attrbutes in Odegaard already.

He added:

“He is very strong on a psychological level, he has great self-confidence and he takes care of himself and takes his diet seriously.

“Martin is hyper-professional, almost like a robot.”

“Martin has one of the highest levels of Highest professionalism I’ve ever seen.”