Real Madrid youngster Martin Odegaard admitted that he was surprised to see Zinedine Zidane re-join the club, but he has welcomed the return of the Frenchman.
The 20-year-old is currently on loan at Eredivisie club Vitesse and is happy to see the former player return to the Bernabeu.
The Norwegian believes that Zidane is the perfect coach for Madrid.
“I didn’t think Zidane was going to return so soon, but I think he’s a perfect coach for Real Madrid,” he told AS.
“He can make a good group again and create something very good. I think it’s very positive.”
Odegaard also expressed his opinion on what the Frenchman’s return to the club could mean to his own future. Although he does not want to speculate, he’s positive that the good relationship he enjoys with the coach can help his chances of a return to Madrid, coupled with some playing time.
“I get on very well with Zidane, but I don’t know what they’ll decide about my future,” Odegaard added. “I think it could be positive for me because he knows me and can have an idea of what I can give to the team. I know him well and we have a good relationship.
“The truth is there are a lot of possibilities for my future and we’ll have to talk at the end of the season. As I say, I’ve not talked to Madrid yet and I don’t know what they’ll think about me. There will be time to talk in a few months when the season ends.
“I think it’s really important for my development to have a lot of minutes and I know that’s very difficult at Madrid. I’m sure we’ll talk at the end of the season and find a solution together that’s good for everyone.”
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