Martin Odegaard should 'get rid of his father' - Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Kohfahl: Give Odegaard time (0:57)

Director of Real Madrid's Youth Academy Stefan Kohfahl is confident Martin Odegaard can fulfil his potential but the club cannot rush his development. (0:57)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has advised Norwegian prodigy Martin Odegaard to rid himself of the influence of his father if he wants to reach the top of the game.

Ibrahimovic, 33, came face-to-face with Odegaard, 16, when Sweden met Norway in a friendly on Monday.

While neither player was able to inspire their side in a goalless draw in Oslo, Ibrahimovic was characteristically clinical when media asked how he saw Odegaard progressing.

"It's difficult to say. His father controls everything. Firstly, he has to grow up and become a man, then get rid of his father," the Paris Saint-Germain star said after being impressed by the Real Madrid youngster on the pitch.

"He was good, he played simply without losing too many balls. He has a lot of time to improve more. It's good that he's already playing with the national team."

Odegaard joined Madrid in January from Stromgodset, and featured mainly for their reserve team before making his La Liga debut on the final day of the campaign, becoming the Spanish giants' youngest-ever debutant.

He became the youngster player ever to feature in a European Championship qualifier when he came off the bench for Norway against Bulgaria last September, aged just 15.