Jurgen Klopp: Failure in Madrid is actually a blessing for Odegaard, how come?

49erssports.com - Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says his failure at Real Madrid was a blessing for Martin Odegaard because it made him the success he is today.

Odegaard started his career at the club Stromgodset. He immediately stole the attention of many big European clubs after being trusted to play in the Norwegian club's first team in 2014.

A number of clubs are chasing Odegaard. Including Borussia Dortmund, which at that time was handled by Jurgen Klopp.

But in the end Klopp had to bite his finger. Because Odegaard finally chose to move to Real Madrid in 2015.

Crazy Talent Odegaard

Jurgen Klopp then explained why he was chasing Martin Odegaard at the time. He claimed to see Odegaard has a talent that is 'crazy'.

"It's very, very impressive. You can only imagine how many talents, big talents, 'crazy' talents, I have seen over my time in the industry," he told TV2.

"At that time, Martin was 15 years old and already playing in Norway. The whole world was excited," he said.

The Blessing of Failure in Madrid

Martin Odegaard initially joined Real Madrid Castilla first. But after that he was often sent to another club.

He was loaned to Heerenveen. Then successively to Vitesse Arnhem and Real Sociedad.

He was then loaned out to Arsenal in 2021 before making a permanent move to Mikel Arteta's side. According to Jurgen Klopp, it was the failure at Madrid that made Odegaard the great player he is today.

“Until he is 15, he may not have any difficulties. After that, many things went against him. It made him who he is, the man he is and the player he is today," Klopp said.

Odegaard Could Be Better

Now Martin Odegaard is a mainstay for Arsenal and the Norwegian national team. The performance is also very topnotch.

However, according to Jurgen Klopp, Odegaard has not performed according to his talents. He believes that in the future the 23-year-old will develop into a greater player.

"I am very happy that he has now become the player we all expected him to be. In fact, even better than that, if you will. He played a big role in a very strong Arsenal team," Klopp said.

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Match: Arsenal vs Liverpool

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Day: Sunday, 09 October 2022

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