Odegaard impresses in behind-closed-doors Castilla debut

Real Madrid’s teenage January signing made his unofficial debut for Zinedine Zidane’s team in a high-scoring friendly clash on Wednesday

Martin Odegaard made his Real Madrid Castilla debut on Wednesday and impressed by getting involved with two of their goals in the 3-3 friendly draw against Beijing Guoan.

The Norwegian was one of the most highly sought-after players this season before the European champions secured his signature last month for just €3 million.

Odegaard started in an attacking midfield role, wearing the No.10 shirt, and played for 63 minutes under Zinedine Zidane’s watch at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano.

The 16-year-old seemed anxious to please at times in the behind-closed-doors game but Zidane and his fellow Blancos reserve team coaches were quite happy with his overall performance.

Although Odegaard did not score, he played a large part in two of their three goals in a game against Chinese opposition which they were at no point losing, with the technical side of his game shining through in Valdebebas.

Real Madrid Castilla are in action again on Sunday at 16:00 CET against Athletic’s B team when Odegaard is expected to make his official, competitive debut for the team at the top of their third-tier division in Spain.

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