Twitter frenzy after Real Madrid loanee Ødegaard masterclass against Barcelona
Fans on Twitter have reacted after Real Madrid loanee Martin Ødegaard put in an impressive showing in Sociedad's 2-2 draw with Barcelona.
With their minds on the Clásico next week, Madrid fans will no doubt be rubbing their hands together at the prospect of the young midfielder lining out for Los Blancos against their arch rivals in the future after watching his impressive performance against Messi and Co.
The 21-year-old Norwegian played an instrumental role in helping Sociedad to secure a commendable draw against the current champions, who conceded a goal in the 62nd minute that drew the score level 2-2.
Ødegaard "commanding" and "formidable" against Barcelona
On another impressive night for the Norway international, Ødegaard had 89 touches, won five out of nine duels, had four shots on target, completed four dribbles, created three chances and achieved a 90% passing accuracy rate.
Such was Ødegaard ’s incredible performance that fans and journalists alike have taken to Twitter to praise him.
“Apart from his stats - he was a commanding, formidable presence who really troubled Barcelona. Phenomenal,” tweeted LaLiga TV host Semra Hunter.
“Ødegaard . What a player,” was the short-and-sweet reaction of The Guardian’s Spanish football correspondent Sid Lowe while watching the Madrid loanee offer a masterclass to Barcelona.
What a photo! Alexander Isak 🇸🇪 and Martin Ødegaard 🇳🇴, the Swede scored against Barcelona today and the Norwegian gem performed amazingly. THIS IS SCANDINAVIA! pic.twitter.com/h6yuIzdTUR— Velam Dahlström (@VelamDahlstrom) December 14, 2019
Ødegaard “schooled” Messi and De Jong
Madrid fans were equally in awe of Ødegaard ’s showing against Barca, with some pointing out that he “schooled” the likes of Frenkie De Jong and Lionel Messi.
“Odegaard schooled Messi and De Jong, what a talent,” wrote one fan on Twitter.
“Sociedad players eliminated Barça's philosophy related to possession through the high pressing. Ødegaard was brilliant through moving behind Barça's midfield as Busquets and Rakitic were too slow to track back,” tweeted another.
“Martin Odegaard is showing Real Madrid why they need to get him back as soon as possible. His performance in this match has been amazing,” tweeted another Madrid fan eager to see the talented Scandinavian back at the Bernabéu.
Having had a great season on loan at Dutch club Vitesse last season, Odegaard opted for another loan spell in the summer, though this time in Spain with the San Sebastian outfit, with whom he has signed on for two seasons.
As such, Madrid fans will have to remain patient until they see the promising youngster don the famous white shirt again against Barcelona.
Check out some more of the reaction to Odegaard’s performance for Sociedad against Barcelona...
Martin Ødegaard:— FootballTalentScout - Jacek Kulig (@FTalentScout) December 14, 2019
✅superb against Atletico Madrid
✅superb against Real Madrid
✅superb against Barcelona
21 years of age. What a season he is having. One of La Liga's best players. pic.twitter.com/DkX4z5HPUR
Martin Ødegaard and Adnan Januzaj tearing apart a Barcelona team is not a sentence I’d ever thought I’d write yet here we are.— Mariossandrini 🐝 #Berhalter4Life (@DiedInMarseille) December 14, 2019
First time I’ve watched Real Sociedad this season. 2-2 vs Barcelona at the moment. Not sure if it’s just this game but they’re brilliant to watch. Martin Odegaard at the centre of it all.— Harry Robinson (@HarryRobinson64) December 14, 2019
Barcelona rested their GOAt against Inter only to put up a -1/10 performance against Real Sociedad. But Odegaard forced the GOAT to eat grasses instead of goals ⚽ 😂😂😂#RealSociedadBarca pic.twitter.com/juExJZRjRX— Major General Abdul-Aziz Na'ibi (@jrnaib2) December 14, 2019
Hard to be the best player on the field when you play Barcelona, but Martin Odegaard was for me. He is 💎 #RealSociedad— Maximiliano Bretos (@MaxBretosSports) December 14, 2019
I can clearly see why Real Madrid signed Martin Odegaard. Boy is wold class. Making Barcelona look like AmaZulu.— FREEMAN II 🇿🇦 (@SpheleleFreeman) December 14, 2019
Odegaard when he empties his pocket tonight 🥱 pic.twitter.com/oUzgeNJoo6— Wolveride (@Wolveride) December 14, 2019
Think Kroos and Odegaard both been the best midfielders in La Liga this season. Can't wait for them to line-up next season. Odegaard's work off the ball will be very appreciated by Zidane, he gets straight to the XI and Valverde will compete with him - On the ball he's elite.— A. (@KaizerT8) December 14, 2019
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