Ibra: Odegaard needs to be a man

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has advised Martin Odegaard to leave his father’s control and grow up, but praised the Real Madrid starlet’s ability.

Former Barcelona forward Ibrahimovic came up against Odegaard in a friendly between Sweden and Norway on Monday night and was asked for his thoughts on the teenager.

“It’s hard to say. He has a father who controls him completely. First he needs to grow and be a man, and get rid of his father,” AS reports Ibra as saying, with a smile.

“He played well, played simply, and didn’t give the ball away. He has a lot of time to improve further. It’s good that he’s playing with the national team.

“Is Madrid the right club for him? We’ll see.”

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