Current Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso and former Real Madrid hero, in an interview he told that
"Martin Odegaard is really good talent, he is only 16 year old, and joined world's biggest club Real Madrid.It is really difficult to get minutes in such great players squad. At this age playing should be the first priority."
"When I was young, 18 year old, I decided to join Segunda which was really a step back in my football career, but i got minutes and evolved in the game as a player. I would like to advise all youngsters to take this step."
"This time Odegaard really needs as much playing time as possible. So that he can develop skills and reach to full potential."