BODØ (VG) At the same time as a nerve-wracking presidential election has taken place in the USA, in the midst of a pandemic, the New York Times has found room for the story of Bodø / Glimt.
– They needed some good news, then? Or no, they have received good news, Ulrik Saltnes answers when VG asks him about the article.
Bodø / Glimt are compared to other sports achievements such as underdogs such as Leicester in the Premier League, Iceland in the World Cup and the New York Jets in the Super Bowl.
has caught up with most of the story of the gold-chasing team from the city just north of the Arctic Circle, and journalist Rory Smith describes it as this year’s best football history in Europe:
– How many Norwegians have received attention in the New York Times? I do not know, but I imagine that there are not that many. It is quite surreal, but the whole year is surreal, says Saltnes, who ravaged Aalesund:
Bodø / Glimt’s dangerous inner runner.
Then it was he who wore the captain’s bandage on his arm. He and Patrick Berg have gone for an unorthodox variant, where they alternate between being captain even though both are mostly on the field.
– It was a little crazy. Suddenly I get a message from Regine Boym, who is in charge of the interviews, if I had time to talk to the New York Times. I just “yes, we got there yes?”. It was crazy, but fun, Berg tells VG.
Now Bodø / Glimt can expect more than praise and headlines for attacking football, which has led to 83 goals in 24 league games this season.
– To put it this way: The gold comes to Bodø, we agree. Even I can say it now, says coach Kjetil Knutsen.
The first opportunity to secure the final proof that they are league champions in the 2020 season will be lost against Strømsgodset in Drammen.
– We are concerned that we will continue to develop. There is still a lot to play for. We will be in the race all the way in, says Knutsen.