Norway manager Per-Mathias Hogmo has been quoted by West Ham United’s official site raving about Martin Samuelsen.
Samuelsen was called up to Norway’s senior squad for their recent friendlies, and he made his debut against Iceland yesterday.
The 19-year-old came off the substitutes’ bench in the second half, and he played a part in helping Norway pick up a 3-2 victory.
Samuelsen helped to set up Norway’s third goal in the match, and Hogmo was full of praise for the youngster.
“We have seen his expertise in training, he has scored goals and has been so fearless and we saw that tonight,” he said.
“He has a unique talent, but you can see that he has a good way to go in terms of making the right decisions in match situations. But for a debut, I think we should give the boy credit and perhaps even more.”
Samuelsen’s reputation is continuing to increase, and there is great excitement about his future at West Ham.
The attacking midfielder spent part of last season out on loan at Peterborough United, where he impressed.
Samuelsen won Peterborough’s Goal of the Season award, and he then returned to West Ham to help their development side win the Premier League cup.
Samuelsen has made two senior appearances for West Ham to date, and this total is set to increase considerably in the coming years.