Han er kåret til en av topp-tre i La Liga forrige måned og har virkelig fått en høy stjerne hos supporterne til Real Sociedad. Denne statusen blir nok ikke svekket etter 20-åringens intervju med ESPN Desportes.
Ødegaard er bundet til en toårs-avtale der Real Sociedad betaler hele lønna på rundt 20 millioner kroner i året. Men ifølge football-espana har Real Madrid muligheten til å hente Ødegaard hjem ett år før tiden.
Hva mener hovedpersonen selv? Vi lar Ødegaard selv fortelle i intervjuet med ESPN Deportes:
-My intention is to play here two years, that is important to me and I haven’t thought about anything else.
-I have changed teams for two seasons in a row. For young players and for me it is also good to have some stability. That’s why I want to stay here for two years.
-Real Sociedad are a great club and hopefully we can play in Europe next season. My intention is to stay two years.
-There were many interested teams but for me it is important to have the feeling that the club really loves me and that their football style adapts to my characteristics.
-These kinds of things are more important than playing the Champions League at this stage of my life.
-The Coach, the philosophy and the project are more important. That was really what inspired me to come here.
-I felt that the project was perfect for me. I felt the club really loved me and I liked the game idea that the Coach had. It was the perfect combination for me. It seemed the right choice.
-In a way I feel that Spain is my home. It was beautiful to return because my goal is to play for Real Madrid and Real Sociedad is the right club if you want to achieve that some day.
Samtidig er Ødegaard krystallklar på hvor han tilhører på sikt:
“My dream is to play for Real Madrid and I hope I’m still a Real Madrid player 10 years from now.