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Zinedine Zidane 'Wasn't Good for My Self-Confidence,' Says Martin Odegaard

Real Madrid youngster Martin Odegaard says Zinedine Zidane "wasn't good" for his self-confidence when they worked alongside one another at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Odegaard joined Los Blancos from Norwegian club Stromsgodset in January 2015, age 16 and one of the most coveted youngsters in world football. Four years on and Odegaard—who's midway through a season-long loan at Vitesse Arnhem—opened up to AD (h/t Marca) about his relationship with the now-departed boss:

“Having Zidane as my coach was a very nice thing, but it wasn’t good for my self-confidence.

"What an incredible technique he has.