Martin Odegaard says he’s impressed with the character that Arsenal keep showing after the Gunners secured a vital 2-1 win against Sp*rs in the north London derby.
The Norwegian scored his first Premier League goal just before half time to cancel out Erik Lamela’s strike before Alex Lacazette converted from the penalty spot after Davinson Sanchez hacked him down just after the hour mark.
While Arsenal looked nervy in the closing stages, even after the visitors had been reduced to 10 men, we did just enough to cling on for the victory; the third time in the last five games that we’ve come from behind to claim wins.
“[Coming from a goal behind] shows the mentality of the team,” Odegaard told Arsenal.com.
“Every time we get hit in the face we strike back. It shows the character and the spirit so I’m really happy.
“We just have to keep going, each game, play each game as the last and keep fighting. In the end we’ll see but if we play at this level we can reach some good things.”
A second goal in four days capped off a memorable week for our Real Madrid loanee who was singled out by the boss for his intelligent play.
He seems to be enjoying life in England so far. “It was a dream come true today and also it was a big win in the derby so I’m really happy for the team,” he said.
“This was for our fans and I hope they are happy with us today.
“I think we dominated the game from the start. After the red card the game changed a little bit. It was a bit strange. Until that moment I think we dominated the game completely and fully deserved the win and should have scored more goals.”