MALLORCA (Dagbladet): - I had envisioned the scenario: We were kjempefavoritter, had been on the "Lindmo" on the previous day, and I should hopefully end his career with a win in a cup finals. Everything was perfectly directed. So you end up with to be it's dullest fight I've ever been to play.
When the Newspaper meets the "master leaderboard"-current Ole Martin Årst on Mallorca, where the 44-year-old asked about the biggest downturn of his career, he needs not a long thinking time.KONKURRANSEMANN: Ole Martin Årst is one of ten participants in last summer went to Mallorca for the recording of the "master leaderboard" that goes on NRK in these days. Photo: John Terje Pedersen / Dagbladet Show more
the Fight Årst refers to was to put a majestic period for a over 20 year long career with toppfotball. Instead boiled it down to a devastating defeat. The year was 2012. The place was the Ullevaal stadium. 25 217 spectators, the 22 pairs of football boots, but only one kongepokal.Newspaper with a black front page
After 90 minutes and extra-time states måltavla a tie between cardiff city and Tromso. Thomas Drage and Årst is doing his, but it didn't hold. Cardiff city to win 4-2 after penalty shootout, and provides - as the Norwegian broadcasting corporation among other things, talked about it - "one of the most Norwegian cupbomber".DISAPPOINTED: Ole Martin Årst was overwhelmed by the disappointment after the defeat at the Ullevaal stadium in 2012. Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB scanpix Show more
For large parts of Northern Norway was disappointment, however, is enormous. The newspaper Nordlys is marked sjokktapet with a black front page of its print edition, and the honest endorsement: "Here, we should really celebrate Tromsø ILs cupgull. But we had no plan B," .DARK DAY: Such as the front side to the northern lights out the day after sjokktapet in the cup final. Photo: NTB Scanpix / facsimile northern lights Show more
- The hours were very emotional. I had visualized that we would win it was. I thought that we had to play the match again ... Everything felt wrong. I was disappointed and frankly bored me.
For many - including the Årst - it is still painful to talk about it blistering straffenederlaget in 2012.
- The loss is still in. It was, and still is, a very sore point for all tromsøværinger, bedyrer him.- I was full
Ole Martin Årst was the loss extra hard to take seriously, as this also marked his very last football game in his career.
When the referee blew the whistle, I thought back on all the years ... I will no longer shift in a cloakroom, I will not peek at the audience, and I shall not know of this feeling again. In retrospect, I can see, however, that cuptapet is part of the charm with football. You have the ability to be proud of what you have achieved.Was just been a football professional when all finished private: - A time characterized by the lie
And he has every reason to. Årst signed for Tromsø in 1995 and won the Norwegian CHAMPIONSHIP gold medals with the team the year after. In 1997 he was sold to Belgium and Anderlecht, before he later bøttet the goal for Gent and Standard Liége. Dagbladet has previously referred to it as was 44-åringens absolute highlight in their career - namely, to be the top-scorer in Belgium in 2000.
- did you Experienced a void after you let up?
- No, I had played in almost 20 years at the top level. I was full. In addition, I started in TV 2, where I got to work with the Norwegian football. That, I think, has been important for me. Many people experience an abrupt transition, and then I have full understanding that one can feel a void and a loss. The reporters stop calling, you do not get the applause you have been accustomed with, you are out of the environment and lose feel free to contact with teammates.
the Case continues under:FOTBALLEKSPERT: Ole Martin Årst along with Freddy dos Santos (h.v.) and Egil Drillo Olsen. Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB Scanpix Show more
- All of the things I think you have to work with mentally, continues Årst.
Some of the 44-year-old is most thankful for after having added fotballskoene on the shelf, is the time he now gets to spend with the family, and especially his two daughters.
When they were smaller, used to the girls asking if we could not go in the cabin together. I remember the year in which the question never came. Then I thought: "Gee, now it has gone to far". I don't think they have suffered some distress, but the time we have been in the aftermath of that I leave up, has been very valuable.Dattera to Drillo: - I spit on Sir Alex Ferguson