When the explanations are as violent as they are between the national team management and Alexander Sørloth – then it’s time to take a step back. For this leads to nothing but a future where no one trusts each other.
It is now necessary to have a leader with a cold head. Because the snowball rolls the wrong way, it contains sharp stones. And the speed is great. There is an urgent need for a clean-up. Volunteering is perhaps the word here.
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, was followed up by an explanation of the situation and what had happened, from national team manager Lars Lagerbäck. He came up with his version of the case, took some self-criticism, however.
It also stood behind the captain group, Stefan Johansen, Omar Elabdellaoui and Joshua King.
So far, so good.
Or did it really?
Why did it not say in the press release that Sørloth stood behind the words from the national team management?
On “Dagsnytt 18” on Thursday night, I asked the question, and said that I doubted whether the case was over as long as Sørloth had not spoken.
There was something gurgling.
Just over an hour later, the suspicion was confirmed – when Sørloth felt it so unfair, the way he had been publicly hung out, that he “took back”.
Barely an hour after that, the Norwegian Football Association came – again – with a statement, where they pointed out that they stood by the statements Lars Lagerbäck had made earlier in the day.
And that’s how it’s probably possible to continue, day in and day out. As far as fun for us in the media that players and managers quarrel. For a while, maybe.