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.”