Real Madrid is Martin Odegaard's past. The Norwegian signed for Arsenal from Real Madrid and talked about his time in the Spanish capital in an interview for 'TV2'.
To start with, he admitted that he struggled to make himself comfortable in a group that remained together for such a long time now: "When you are at the highest level, it's not easy to make friends. At least not when you are that young and come from somewhere else. Sometimes it was tough. But these experiences have made me stronger and I am happy to have them".
Odegaard admits he wasn't consistent enough for 'Los Blancos': There were many difficult moments both in the first and second teams. But I have been near the best players and that made me a better player and a stronger person, it was special". The Norwegian midfielder says he locked himself away at Real Madrid: "I locked myself away. That dressing room atmosphere was different to what I was used to".
On the other hand, the Arsenal player, confessed that he is really happy at his new team and denied the rumors that suggested that he demanded a starting spot at Real Madrid: "That is not how it happened. It doesn't matter how good you are no one ever has their spot guaranteed. You need to earn it. Everything depends on you, but it is important to believe in yourself and to feel that the club rates you and counts with you"
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