Israel national team: Alon Hazan spoke about the mistakes of Ofir Marciano, 103FM interview

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The Israeli team finished a busy game window five days ago, which includes three in one week. Goalkeeper Ophir Marciano has come under heavy criticism after conceding two goals through his own fault, with coach Willy Rotensteiner saying today (Monday) that the team “needs a goalkeeper who wins games.”

Assistant Coach Alon Hazan He was interviewed tonight on the 103FM sports program and addressed the issue: “I do not think Rotensteiner aimed at places that it was interpreted in the media. He said Marciano came to us when he was in the best shape of his career. He stood at our gate and it happened that he lost his confidence. It was important for Willie to give him a place in the next game. “

“Willie said we need a goalkeeper who brings us points. This means that until now we have paid a certain price. Against the Czech Republic it cost us points and against Slovakia it almost cost us. It is not said here that Marciano will not be at the gate, but it is a statement that means that we need him at a higher level and at a higher concentration, so that he will be the one who also brings us points. “

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“It is important to say that no one blamed him for the goals. There were two goals here that both we and Marciano know do not fit his level. Even when it happens to Neuer it is said that it is not typical of him, but no one takes him out into the city yard to say he is a goalkeeper who is worth nothing. Ophir has brought us points in the past and the expectation is that he will do the same in the future. If someone thinks that in the next game it has already been determined that Marciano will not play, then he is wrong. The war for the goalkeeper’s jersey will be in the next games and whoever is in the best shape before the team will stand at the gate. “

Hazan also referred to the bizarre affair that unfolded last night, when it became known that the mental coach of the Israeli national team, Marcus Rogen, violated isolation while he was ill from Corona and fled Israel without informing anyone. “Once it happened, at least some people knew about it. There was no communication with him at that time. Talks have been made with all the competent authorities to see how such a situation is handled. The coaching staff knew about this thing only close to the game that was. He was supposed to stay in the country and he did not hang out with us. Already the night before he was in solitary confinement and we could not know where he was. Only then did we find out what happened. “

On Rotensteiner’s method of play, he added: “Willie Dee advocates a concept that Herzog had in the line of five players on defense. We know the defense has not been so successful and our goal is to fix it so that it works better. There is a line you go with and you tell yourself that you still want to try it and not confuse the players and change the defensive line straight. We made changes both against the Czech Republic and against Scotland and moved to a line of four players. “

Rogen. He broke isolation and fled Israel | Rachel Murray/Getty Images for CW3PR Gold Meets Golden

“Right now, Willie does not think it is time to change our method. We may be superior in the following games in another method. He has seen in the run-up to the last few games that we do not have enough training days to make these transitions and not confuse the players. Probably when there were players who got the team shirt for the first time. If we say that this will be our Torah and we will continue with it? I think not”.


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