The Norwegian has impressed at Peterborough this season.
Peterborough's Martin Samuelsen misses during the penalty shootout
West Ham United talent Martin Samuelsen is one of the club’s best young players and has recently been called up to the Norway senior squad for the first time.
He has been speaking to the media in his homeland about several things this week, including his time with former club Manchester City.
He spoke about how he felt the club were attempting to stent his creativity during his time at the club’s academy, telling VG:
“It was on the border of brainwashing. Every time I dribbled at City, I would hear ‘one or two touches,’ or ‘play simple.’ I was not allowed to fail, but it's how you get better.”
West Ham's Martin Samuelsen
Samuelsen certainly had a season to remember in 2015-16.
He joined the Hammers at the start of the season from Manchester City and had a brilliant season, catching the eye during a loan spell with Peterborough United.
He ended up featuring 20 times for the London Road club, scoring two goals.
Samuelsen is a fantastic dribbler of the ball and undoubtedly a free spirit who needs to be given the creative freedom to roam around the pitch and be able to dribble at will wherever he fancies – he is that type of player.
Under Slaven Bilic, going forward, Samuelsen will have the perfect manager to express his style of play whereas at City the youth academy’s stringent ways may have left him stunted.