Primera Division

Odegaard excluded from first Madrid squad of the season

The Norwegian is reportedly fit and healthy but has been left out by Zinedine Zidane for the friendly against Getafe

 
10:36am on Tuesday 15th September 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

Martin Odegaard has been excluded from Real Madrid's first squad of the season for their friendly fixture against city rivals Getafe.

Marca reports that the former Real Sociedad attacking midfielder has no new injuries or fitness concerns ahead of the non-competitive clash, but has simply been left out by head coach Zinedine Zidane.

Odegaard joined Real Madrid when he was 16-years-old to much fanfare but has taken time to reach the elite Los Blancos level, having been shipped out to Heerenveen, Vitesse, and then Real Sociedad on loan.

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One potential reason for the omission is that the Norwegian did have a knee injury at the tail end of last season, but it is not believed he has suffered a relapse in Madrid training.

Indeed, Marca also reported this week that Zidane had been hugely impressed with Odegaard in training, which raises questions about the squad omission.

Real Madrid squad for Getafe friendly

Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois, Andriy Lunin, Diego Altube.

Defenders: Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, Sergio Ramos, Ferland Mendy, Nacho Fernandez, Raphael Varane, Marcelo, Alvaro Odriozola, Miguel Gutierrez, Javi Hernandez.

Midfielders: Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Casemiro, Fede Valverde, Marvin Park, Antonio Blanco, Sergio Arribas, Carlos Dotor.

Forwards: Borja Mayoral, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo, Juan Latasa.

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