Among the most prominent players in the English Premier League (EPL) this season, there are two Norwegians who are considered the periphery of soccer, drawing attention.
Coincidentally, Man City’s forward Elling Hollan (23) and Arsenal midfielder Martin Odegard (25), who have been competing for the title throughout this season, are.
‘Monster’ Hollan exploded the 35th goal in the 34th round of the EPL in the 2022-2023 season with West Ham on the 4th. With this, he set a new record for the most goals in a single season that had been there for 28 years. The previous record for most goals was 34, held by Andy Cole and Alan Shearer.
Haaland also scored over 50 goals, including cups, including the European Champions League. It has been 92 years since Tom Waring (Aston Villa at the time) in the 1930-1931 season, before Winston Churchill took over as British Prime Minister, that a player from the first division of England scored more than 50 goals in a single season, including the cup.
Hollan is poised to break all records related to scoring in a single season in his first season in the EPL. There is also plenty of room. Against Leeds on the 6th, he conceded a penalty to allow teammate Ilkay Gundogan to score a hat-trick, incurring the anger of manager Pep Guardiola.
Hollan’s teammate Odegard scored the opening goal in the 14th minute of the first half against Newcastle on the 8th, a day later, leading the team to a 2-0 victory.
Offensive midfielder Odegard scored his 15th league goal that day, tying Arsenal’s all-time record for the most goals scored by a midfielder in a single season. In the 2009-2020 season, he tied with Cesc Fabregas.
Odegaard recorded 7 assists and accumulated a total of 22 attack points. This is a double increase from 11 (7 goals and 4 assists) last season.
Former Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock told the ‘BBC’: “Looking at Odegard takes your breath away. He handles the ball like magic and is calm. Without a doubt he is the best player of the season.”
Former Man City defender Micah Richards said in a Daily Mail article: “Odegard would have won the Player of the Year award had it not been for Halan.”
Haaland and Odegard fight over the only EPL trophy this season, but the Norwegian national team is working together to advance to major tournaments.
The Norwegian national team is a team with a duo who scored a total of 50 goals and a total of 61 attack points in the EPL.
However, Norway has not made it to the finals of major tournaments for more than 20 years since Euro 2000. The last World Cup they participated in was the 1998 World Cup in France.
Like Ryan Giggs (Wales) and Andriy Shevchenko (Ukraine), Halan and Odegaard have not been able to play in the major tournaments because of their lack of national luck.
It is not easy to challenge the Euro 2024 finals. Norway is in 3rd place in Group A, failing to win 1 draw and 1 loss in 2 Group A matches. 44th in the FIFA rankings.
Hollan has currently scored 21 goals in 23 A matches. Odegard scored 2 goals in 49 matches.
Of the two, Odegaard was the first to stick his head out into the world. In 2015, at the age of 17, he became a hot topic as a ‘Norwegian football genius’ who joined Real Madrid.
However, he moved on loan to Heerenveen, Vitesse, Real Sociedad, and Arsenal without finding a place at Real. Odegaard, who transferred to Arsenal completely in 2021, showed his genius all season without regret.
Amid Odegaard’s performance, Arsenal increased their chances of winning the EPL for the first time since 2004, but were caught in Man City’s tackle with Hollan’s ‘crazy score’.
As of the 8th, Man City leads with 82 points (34 games), and Arsenal is closely chasing with 81 points (35 games) 온라인카지노.