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Bribo's fitness or Weissman's seniority: who will be the senior striker in the team? - Walla! sport


After Zahabi is out, Hazan's options are limited. Striker Wolfsberger scores in bursts in Austria while Weissmann is far from his prime, but there are other options too

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

After the insistence that Eran Zahavi will not return to the Israeli national team, Yossi Benyon and Alon Hazan are facing a difficult professional dilemma.

Zahavi and Mons Davor, who also stayed behind, scored no less than 48 goals together in the national uniform, and the striker position, which remains orphaned, could be the weakest link in the national team's attack.

Considering the wonderful fitness of Manor Solomon and the stable contribution of Liel Abda, the striker position will in any case be a drop in level, but who should still fill the position?

A cantor's options are quite limited.

The natural and obvious answer is

Shawn Weissman

, who was part of previous campaigns and has already scored 4 goals in the national uniform.

But for the upcoming campaign, Weissman is far from his prime.

This season he scored only three goals, and even the move from Valladolid to Granada from the minor league has not yet fully proven itself.

One of them is expected to get the keys.

Weissman and Bribo (Photo: Shlomi Gabbai)

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The second option is to choose the striker in the best shape, and the one who undoubtedly meets this definition is

Thai Bribo


The Wolfsberger striker is in fantastic form, and has already scored 19 goals this season in all competitions, including 12 league goals, the last of which was at the weekend.

Bribo's scoring record is also impressive in the national uniform, with 3 goals in 7 appearances.

On the other hand, he has less seniority and experience than Weisman.

While Weissman and Bribo will be the leading candidates for the job, two strikers are knocking on the door.

Dean David

was called to the national team in the last two meetings, and managed to make 3 appearances in the national uniform.

In the friendly match against Zambia in November he also scored the first goal in the national uniform.

David did score his last league goal in January, but if he shows improved fitness in the coming weeks in a Maccabi Haifa uniform, he may get a chance.

knocking on the door.

Dean David (Photo: Barney Ardov)

Another player who will hope to receive a call-up is

Rotem Hatuel

, one of the best scorers in Israel in the last two years.

After making his debut in the national uniform in the friendly match against Malta in September, the goal scorer of Hapoel Beer Sheva, who scored 16 goals this season in all competitions, will be taken into account.

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Source: walla

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