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Young Arsenal Fan Claims He Doesn't Want to Be a Footballer Because of Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos

By Amreen
Sergio Ramos: Giving kids nightmares, on and off the pitch
Sergio Ramos: Giving kids nightmares, on and off the pitch / Fran Santiago/Getty Images

Martin Odegaard has already endeared himself to the Arsenal faithful since making a loan switch from Real Madrid in January. He participated in a virtual Q&A session and one young Arsenal fan said he does not want to become a footballer when he grows up for fear of coming face-to-face with Sergio Ramos.

Odegaard asked the kids during the session what they wanted to do when they get older. Many of them said they wanted to become footballers, but one fan said: "I want to be an architect when I grow up. I don't want to be a footballer because I'm scared that I might meet Sergio Ramos and he might break my leg!"

If anyone can understand that kid's fear, it's Odegaard. The midfielder, while on loan at Real Sociedad, played against Madrid in 2020. Eleven minutes into the game, he clashed with Ramos, ramming his studs into the center-back's shin, and provoked a furious response.

Odegaard was also asked if he thinks he's a better player than Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, to which he replied: "No, I think he's really good, you know. It's difficult to be as good as him, and we're also a bit different. He scores a lot of goals and I don't score too many goals, I make more assists, so it's difficult to compare."

Another fan asked him to pick his dream five-a-side. He opted for: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Cesc Fabregas, Sergio Ramos, and Zinedine Zidane.

Odegaard is on loan at Arsenal only until the end of the current season. The Gunners are keen on bringing him on permanently, but they will have to deal with a number of suitors who are vying for the talented youngster.