A few seasons ago when Kristoffer Zachariassen was at Sarpsborg he was linked with a move to Leicester City. He has since then joined Rosenborg and been involved in the Europa League, a key player at Lerkendal.
The start of the season has been fantastic under former Norwich City and Man City player and Danish and Norwegian national coach “Oggie” Hareide. “Oggie” knows how to develop players and bring them on to new heights, and with Zachariassen it’s the same.
Yesterday in the home game v. Brann, Rosenborg were 2-1 down, with Zachariassen the goalscorer of that 1-0 leading goal. Towards the end of the 2nd half Brann had the lead but two great goals from Kristoffer Zachariassen turned the result in favor of Rosenborg finishing the game as 3-2 winners.Embed from Getty Images
Zachariassen (27) is born in Bergen, played a number of seasons at former 2nd tier club Nest Sotra, before making his move to Sarpsborg in 2017 and in 2020 travelling on to Rosenborg and today among the best players in the Norwegian Eliteserien. We have seen a lot of moves happening from Norwegian clubs, Erling Braut Haaland and Jens Petter Hauge doing moves out and really taking the steps directly from that level to the next, Haaland signing for Red Bull Salzburg and later Borussia Dortmund, Hauge currently at AC Milan.
Could it be time that someone followed Kjetil Osvold, the only Norwegian to have played for Leicester City, Kristoffer Zachariassen will not be with Rosenborg for long if this type of form continues, to score 5 league goals in 4 appearances so far is just a phenomenal tally for a midfielder.