Amahl Pellegrino: The Rising Star in Norway’s Eliteserien
Shining Bright in Eliteserien
Amahl Pellegrino, a 33-year-old footballer playing for the Bodø/Glimt team in the Norwegian Eliteserien, is not a name that can be easily overlooked in the world of football. With an impressive record of scoring four goals against Vålerenga last weekend and a total of 22 goals with eight assists in 22 matches this season, Pellegrino is undeniably making waves in the sport. Despite his outstanding performance, the national team under coach Ståle Solbakken is yet to select him.
A Look into the National Team Selection
As the next team selection draws closer, Solbakken shared his thoughts on Pellegrino. He acknowledged that Pellegrino’s performance has stirred discussions but emphasized that selections are based on what will yield the best results in specific situations. Solbakken described Pellegrino’s season as having a strong start, followed by a less impressive period, and now, once again, on the rise.
While acknowledging Pellegrino’s ability to score spectacular goals, Solbakken expressed that his performance needs to be evaluated in an international context. Solbakken assured that there is no bias against Pellegrino and acknowledged him as a very good footballer. However, he clarified that there hasn’t been any direct dialogue with Pellegrino, but he frequently communicates with Kjetil Knutsen. Although Solbakken did not confirm Pellegrino’s selection for the next squad, he noted that Pellegrino is among the potential candidates and that his inclusion will depend on other factors.
While Pellegrino himself has been quiet about the national team lately, he has previously criticized Solbakken for overlooking him. Norway is currently lagging in the EM qualifiers and must win both matches in October to stand a chance of advancing in the group. The team will face Cyprus in Larnaca on October 12th and Spain in Ullevaal on October 15th.
The Journey Ahead
The journey for Pellegrino and the Norwegian team in the coming weeks is crucial for their standing in the EM qualifiers. Whether Pellegrino will be selected for the squad or not, his recent performances have undeniably spotlighted him in the world of football. Will his impressive record earn him a place in the national team, or will other factors lead to his exclusion? Only time will tell.
Regardless of the outcome, Pellegrino’s journey in the sport is a testament to his dedication, skills, and prowess on the football field. His performances have not only made him a rising star in the Eliteserien but also a player to watch in the world of football.
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