Erling Braut Haaland, Martin Odegaard

Erling Braut Haaland, Martin Odegaard

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once again Not long ago, the entry for this comment would have been a utopian idea, and something you might shake your head at. Today it is a fact.

Norway, which has not participated in an international playoff since 2000, has two of the world’s best ever footballers.

When Arsenal and Manchester City meet at the Etihad Stadium in London on Sunday at 5.30pm, they will be rivals and bitter enemies.

Once the points are distributed, they will board a private plane and head to Cyprus for Thursday’s European Championship qualifier in Larnaca.

In club teams, they have an environment that improves their skills and high attacking efficiency, at Arsenal and Manchester City, everyone is good.

When Norway take on Cyprus and Spain next week, Haaland and Odegaard must lift the team and shoulder the load.

Morten B

Morten Pedersen from Valerenga, east of Oslo. I worked as a freelancer at Arbeiderbladet during school. To Dagbladet in 1986. Two spells as Dagbladet’s correspondent in London. Online newspaper as of 2021. Editor and publisher of the football magazine – 4-4-3 Gatelagmagasinet.

not Just as easily, the answer to that is the great team challenge of football – also called team play. What Mikel Arteta and Pep Guardiola have at Arsenal and Manchester City – quality and double coverage in all positions – Solbakken can only dream of.

In clubs, daily life is optimized for success, and if something is missing, contrary to suspicion, it will be bought on the international market as soon as the store opens.

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In teams where citizenship is the basis of selection, you always have to make do with what you have.

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Erling Braut Haaland He is already a football billionaire, and is included in Capital’s list of the 400 richest people in Norway. At just 23 years old, he is one of the best and most sought-after players in his position, and he is only going to get richer and richer.

Martin Odegaard (24) has just signed a contract that will make him one of the best-paid players in the Premier League, and from what we understand he will earn approximately four million Norwegian kroner a week.

This means that he will become a billionaire soon too.

Norway has never seen anything like this before, and what this duo has achieved exceeds all previous standards by miles.

From all aspects.

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with them The greatest and most famous Norwegian athletes of all time, and from a global perspective, the Premier League duo are without competition. The only thing bothering them, if anything, is the national team which is nowhere near what they themselves bring to the table.

In the past, when our best men made it to the playoffs, Norway had world-class goalkeepers, a team that held up due to blind loyalty, greed, and a sophisticated zone defense with good structure and balance.

Now we have a goalscorer and playmaker that the whole world envy.

We have what we thought was impossible, world-class attacking players.

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The irony, because football is about eleven players interacting in both directions, is that the team has become weaker.

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Norway had If we had two central defenders and a midfielder playing every week in one of the top five European leagues, we would have a very good national team with a ticket to the European Championship and World Cup playoffs. We don’t have that.

Two of the three most commonly used players are Eliteserien artificial turf players. Therefore, the team is very weak, and therefore a lot has to do with Erling Braut Haaland and Martin Odegaard.

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The Premier League duo is unique in the context of Norwegian football, we have never had players of greater importance, influence and stature in the strongest league in the world.

From an international perspective – when global prestige and the influence of recognition become a measurable unit in the proud Norwegian hierarchy – today’s claim is that we have never had greater athletes.

Both can play for all the football teams in the world, and both are nominated for the 2023 Ballon d’Or.

Once their careers are over, I have a feeling they’ll both win it too.

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