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Odegaard calls out ref on controversial Rodri challenge

A controversial tackle made by Rodri, Manchester City’s player, on Arsenal’s captain Martin Odegaard during the international break caused a stir

Martin Odegaard believes he deserved a penalty for Norway against Spain, following a tackle from Rodri, saying he is “pretty sure” about it.

Odegaard ‘pretty sure’ about the penalty challenge

The incident caused a debate regarding the ongoing Premier League title race, as Manchester City is battling Arsenal.

The challenge left Odegaard hurt, and while he was confused about the decision, he did not question the officials as he was worried about facing sanctions.

“I’m pretty sure I should have had a penalty. He’s coming with his studs right on my ankle. But I’m sure I’ll get punished [if I say any more],” he told TV2.

“I don’t bother saying anything else about the referee. It’s better not to say anything.”

“It is a clear penalty. He finishes the shot and you can’t [foul him after],” he said.

“If I knock someone down after the ball is gone, then it’s a penalty. I get a little bored of this.

“What I see here now [on the replay] is exactly what I saw from the bench. There was a bit of arrogance going on. That’s the way it is, but it’s unbelievable.”

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.


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