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Avat revealed: "Benyon was the one who introduced a policy of a room alone in the team" - voila! sport


The former goalkeeper is surprised by the sad ending of the affair, defines the Maccabi Tel Aviv striker as "the greatest of Israeli players" and says: "When Yossi arrived from Liverpool, he also enjoyed a room by himself in the national team"

Alon Hazan's motivational speech to the Israeli national team players before the match against Albania (courtesy of the Football Association)

Yossi Benyon and Alon Hazan may have hoped that the early announcement that Eran Zahavi would not return to the national team would take the affair off the agenda, but that is far from happening for the time being.

Yesterday (Tuesday), former goalkeeper and current commentator Dodo Awat was interviewed by radio 103FM, expressed his opinion on the sad affair, and also revealed surprising stories about Benion from his days as an active player in the national team.

"Even during my time in the national team, there were players who slept in a room alone. There is no problem with that," said Avat.

"Today, in professional soccer, players are given the best conditions so that they can express themselves on the field, this exists in teams abroad and it also existed in the Israeli national team during my time.

For a certain period even Yossi Benyon enjoyed a room by himself, he introduced this policy when he arrived from Liverpool.

Although when I was in the national team, Yossi and I were always together."

Listen to the interview with Avat

Surprising details.

Avat with a building (photo: Barney Ardov)

Avat continued: "Yossi, who had perhaps the greatest career of an Israeli player, knows how to treat really great players. They (he and Alon Hazan) should have told the truth, 'Eran, right now we believe in other players and let's see what happens in the future. Would you like to come, Come. You won't want to, you won't come'."

From his point of view, should Zahavi have started the team's upcoming game against Kosovo: "I think Eran should be in the team, certainly also as an example to the youngsters, to give them his experience. We saw what Oscar did at Maccabi Tel Aviv when Eran was next to him, we saw his progress. We can argue, But I think that Eran, with 15 league goals, joint top scorer with Omar Atzili, is in good shape. There is a chance to really reach the Euros. I think that Eran could definitely also be in the squad. Even if he didn't start, it shouldn't be the end of the world ".

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  • Uncle Awat

Source: walla

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