Martin Odegaard is desperate to kickstart his career at Heerenveen after failing to make his mark at Real Madrid, acknowledging the Santiago Bernabeu is not an easy place for youngsters.
“Real Madrid are a very good club with some great players, so it is difficult to get playing time as a youngster,” said Odegaard.
“That is the reason why I wanted to try something else, to get playing time.
“I think Heerenveen are a very nice club. I had some good talks with the guys from the club and also with the coach. I am very excited and I think this is a great club for me.
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“I do not regret my decision to join Real Madrid because I played for the best club in the world. Just to train there and develop is already a good thing for a young talent.
“I do not see myself as a wonderkid. I am a normal guy and I do not pay attention to what other people say.”