“We lack bite,” said Martin Odegaard at Saturday’s press conference when talking about why Norway are struggling to grow as a team despite the number of quality players coming through.
As Marca report, there is understandably a lot of talk about Erling Haaland, but he is not the only player to keep an eye on on Sunday night. Norway need to beat Spain in Oslo if they are to have any chance of qualifying for Euro 2024 in Germany next summer.
A quick glance at the Norway squad on Transfermarkt will make you aware of the talent in the Norway squad, with Odegaard setting the bar alongside Haaland, who has found the back of the net 27 times in 27 games for his country.
La Liga strikers
The Arsenal captain is valued at €90m by Transfermarkt. Villarreal striker Alexander Sorloth has a valuation of €14m, two more than Celta striker Strand Larsen. Together with Haaland, they form a strong attacking department that Luis de la Fuente’s coaching staff will have prepared for.
Pivots Sander Berge of Burnley and Fredrik Aursnes of Benfica are both valued at €20m each. Haaland has a valuation of €180m and the Manchester City No 9 will be key as Norway bid to beat La Roja this evening.
Kieran Quaile | GSFN