– They feel sad when we lose at home for the second time in a row. We fail to score. We are very inefficient. In terms of what we’ve created, it shouldn’t be possible not to score goals, Vålerenga coach Dag-Eilev Fagermo answers questions from Discovery about how the 90 minutes were on Sunday night.
Vålerenga had not won an elite league match in the 50 days before Odd visited him on Sunday night. It is clear that Oslo FC started better with great chances for Oussama Sahraoui, Henrik Udal, Amor Laayouni and Peter Strand.
El-Ayouni came close to playing when he teamed up with Henrik Bogordal well inside the penalty area, and the Swede shot alone with the goalkeeper. Leopold Walstead was up in the strange cage and the ball was flicked away.
So Vålerenga had to go into the locker room at 0-0.
– It’s the most stressful game I’ve played in my life, I think. I’ve been out for a long time with an injury. “I think we are playing well and getting more good chances,” El-Ayouni said during the break.
El-Ayouni made his first game for Oslo FC since the 1-5 loss away to Bodø/Glimt on April 18.
Lauritsen on the head
After the break, the guests were the best. Espen Rudd hit the ball towards the back post, where Tobias Loritzen completely outperformed the duel in front of the goal, and nodded at the advancing goal.
Vålerenga kept pushing as Vegar Hedenstad, Strand, Seedy Jatta and Tobias Christensen were all fired, but Wahlstedt was a living wall in a strange cage. Strand also fired a shot at Qaim.
– It was amazing. I have two games in Intility and two wins. Good day at work. “We didn’t get as many points as we might deserve, so getting three is great,” Walstead said after taking the best of the course.
The guard also says he donated the cash prize to the Pride movement as a result of the Oslo shootings on Saturday night.
Crisis stats for VIF
With Sunday’s loss, Vålerenga extended his streak to seven straight games without a win. Oslo club is going through a complete crisis with only 11 points in its 12 matches this season. It occupies only 14th place and is four points away from the relegation limit.
– It’s really just putting a big picture of Walstead in the goal. That is the difference between the two teams today. We have many chances, maybe ten or twelve. But when we fail to place any, there is none, says Vålerenga captain Jonatan Tollås Nation to Discovery.
The last time Vålerenga won a match at Eliteserien was a 3-1 win away to Sandefjord on May 8. Their last home win was on April 24, in a 1-0 win over Gerf.
Odd took his third straight win at Eliteserien and climbed to 10th in the table.