Martin Odegaard arrived at Real Madrid at the age of 16 but has yet to make a first-team name for himself after four years with the club.

Odegaard is currently on loan at SBV Vitesse in Holland, where he has scored two goals in 13 games this season. The Norwegian midfielder understands that it will not be easy, but he says that he will not give up in his dream of being a star at the Santiago Bernabeu.

“When you sign for Real Madrid you are aware of the huge expectations,” Odegaard said, according to Marca.

“I am not going to lie; I had hoped to have been given more game time than I was.

“I always thought that they would have to loan me out to aid my development.

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“It is true that it took me a long time to get my chance in the first team, I always knew it would be a tough ask.

“The main objective for me now is to take my chances when they come along and prove that I am the player they thought they were buying.”

Asked about his future opportunities with Los Blancos, Odegaard responded: “As long as I get to prove myself, I am not bothered whether it happens this summer or in 3 years.

“I am not overly worried as I am still young and I am still a number of years away from reaching my peak.”


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