Odegaard catches up with Kroos, Modric and Valverde

first_imgLOST BALLS319 (every 8 ‘)457 (every 5 ‘)299 (every 6 ‘)232 (every 8 ‘) ACTIONS IN RIVAL AREA43 (every 62 ‘)76 (every 31 ‘)52 (every 36 ‘)35 (every 59 ‘) Martin Odegaard is no longer a promise and is ‘on point’ to play for Real Madrid. His season in Real Sociedad has confirmed a full player, of judgment and deployment, axis of the game and weapon in the attack, where he polishes his driving, his vision for the filtered pass and his shot. Odegaard is almost like a robot; he’s ready to play for Madrid ”, declared last week Leonid Slutski, his eclecticist in the Dutch Vitesse. An opinion that the statistics corroborate. At 21 years old, the Norwegian’s numbers with the San Sebastian team would be signed by any Madridista starter. They have nothing to envy to the reports of Kroos, Modric (in the club they see Martin as the perfect substitute for the Croatian, who is already 34 years old) and Fede Valverde, three basic players for Zidane in the media (Casemiro, non-negotiable, plays a very different function to that of Odegaard, interior). KROOSODEGAARDMODRICVALVERDE CREATED OCCASIONS84 (every 32 ‘)67 (every 36 ‘)42 (every 45 ‘)27 (every 76 ‘) MINUTES PLAYED2,7022,4141,9052,068 FOULS COMMITTED24 (every 112 ‘)28 (every 86 ‘)28 (every 68 ‘)27 (every 76 ‘) DOOR AUCTIONS21 (every 128 ‘)18 (every 134 ‘)13 (every 146 ‘)12 (each 172 ‘) Source: Opta* 2019-2020 season data MATCHES PLAYED33283032 At the bottom you can see the comparison between the four players. It is Kroos who leads most of the sections (best average for recoveries, losses, percentage of good passes, shots and shots on goal, chances created …), but Odegaard is very close to the contribution of the German. His average of recoveries (one ball every 14 minutes from Kroos by one every 15 ‘from Martin), from shots (one every 42’ against every 49 ‘), from shots on goal (every 128’ and every 134 ‘) and from occasions created (every 32 ‘of the former Bayern and Odegaard every 36’) are very similar and improve the data of Modric and Valverde. Even the Norwegian leads some concepts. He needs fewer minutes to score (every 344 ’) and to attend (every 301) and he is the one who averages the most actions in the rival area (every 31’)… The boy has hit the stretch.His arrival at Real Sociedad has been key in this explosion. The Norwegian has fallen on his feet in Donostia and the philosophy of Imanol and the environment of the team has fit him like a glove. An award for a player who has demonstrated remarkable endurance. From a young age he endured tremendous pressure and that made him mature very soon. “His ability to handle setbacks is enormous. While other footballers require a whole week or need a new game to improve his self-esteem, he recovers quickly,” said his psychologist Klaus Pettersen.. After his father began to mold and ‘show’ it through media Europe, Madrid presented him in January 2015 to the media, escorted by Emilio Butragueño, as one of the great promises of football, although his salary was galactic : To eliminate Bayern from the race for his signing, Madrid promised him 3.5 million gross per season (two million net), something that caused friction with his new teammates from Castilla and loaded him with pressure and misgivings. Then the white club, his father and the player decided that the best thing would be to leave on loan to take flight. So, in 2017 he started chaining loans. First to Heerenveen, where he lived the most curves, and then to Vitesse, where he began to acquire the tone of a great footballer. 11 goals, 12 assists in 39 games were his numbers. But beyond statistics, there he acquired greater physical and soccer maturity, adding to his associative capacity, greater speed and dribbling capacity. ASSISTANCE8 (every 337 ‘)8 (every 331 ‘)4 (every 476 ‘)4 (every 517 ‘) SUFFERED FOULS47 (every 57 ‘)31 (every 77 ‘)27 (every 70 ‘)12 (each 172 ‘) GOAL ATTEMPTS63 (every 42 ‘)49 (every 49 ‘)33 (every 57 ‘)30 (every 68 ‘) RECOVERIES191 (every 14 ‘)154 (every 15 ‘)131 (every 14 ‘)136 (every 15 ‘) % GOOD PASSES93.7%84.1%88.9%89.1% MATCHES AS HEADLINE3227192. 3 Madrid’s planThat ‘little’ who signed Madrid was no longer such, but in Chamartín they were aware that he had no place in a squad in which Isco, Asensio, Modric, Kroos, Valverde … So, Perhaps a decision was made that has been key in Martin’s career: yielding to Real Sociedad. In Donostia it has finished being done and now it is at the height of all a Real Madrid. At the Bernabéu they are convinced that he has a place in the next squad. Of course, as reported by AS on April 4, the player will have the last word. Continue on loan (Real signed a one-year loan, but he hopes to have another one) or be part of a Madrid project in which he would not be out of place. At least that’s what their numbers from this season say. COMPARISON BETWEEN ODEGAARD ​​AND KROOS, MODRIC AND VALVERDE GOALS5 (every 540 min.)7 (every 344 ‘)5 (every 381 ‘)2 (each 1,034)last_img