Tikteknu: today's summary clip in sports, 20.3 (Sport1)
The Israeli national team continued this evening (Tuesday) in its preparation week for the opening of the Euro 2024 qualifiers. The national team will begin its journey on Saturday night at the Bloomfield Stadium against Kosovo (20:00), with whom and with Romania it is supposed to fight for the second place in the house that grants an automatic ticket to the European Cup.
Three days later, Alon Hazan's team will be hosted by the big favorite to finish first at home - Switzerland.
As mentioned, also this evening the team held a training session at the national team complex in Shafiim, where many children came for the team's event.
Liel Abda, who injured a muscle in training yesterday, ran today on the side and separately from the rest of the team's players.
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ran on the side.
Abda (photo: Danny Maron)
Shawn Weissman talked about the preparations for the game and the atmosphere in the team: "Great fun, especially with the kids here. The feeling is good, we are expecting and waiting. The team needs Shawn Weissman like it needs all the players here, there is an amazing team and it's fun, there is a feeling of something new It's always fun to start and I can't wait for Saturday. There is a great professional team here that prepares us properly, we will prepare for Kosovo all week."
The striker was asked about the season that he is going through personally, during which he moved from Valladolid from the first division in Spain to Granada from the minor league: "Of course I am disappointed in myself, but that's life, sometimes you have to take a step back for two forwards. One day will come and I will express what is on my heart, I have passed Not an easy year, now I just want to be happy."
Wants to leave the difficult period behind him.
Weissman (Photo: Danny Maron)
The last period was difficult for Weissman mainly because his grandfather passed away recently.
"It's still fresh, three - four months," noted Weissman, "When I'm in Spain I'm in a kind of bubble, I hope he's sitting up there smiling."
Regarding the expectations from the team, he added: "I'm happy that there are expectations, it means that the team is good and that we set a high bar after the Nations League. Trust us, there is a good attitude, good people, excellent players and the crowd is coming back. At home with a full stadium we can beat any team."
Desa finds it difficult to say goodbye.
Natcho (Photo: Danny Maron)
Eli Desa also spoke and was asked about Beavers Natcho's upcoming retirement from the national uniform: "It hurts me. From the last summons until today we had a lot of conversations, it's not easy. Beavers is a central figure in the national team, also for me personally. He pretty much educated me on every subject The captain, in the move to Russia, he was very involved. It was a well-considered decision that took time, you have to appreciate it. It is not obvious that a player of this caliber makes an informed and mature decision, I wish we had many more Beavers Natcho."
The defender of Dynamo Moscow was asked if the team is able to fight for second place at home: "We can and must, it just won't happen. Kosovo is tough and good, there are quality players from teams of quite impressive size, you can't underestimate that. The second rise is realistic and it is our goal, But the road is still long and we will have to put in a lot of effort. Just as we are excited, the audience is also excited and rightly so. In this event here we share the excitement and joy with the children, but as we get closer to the game we will have to put everything aside and focus on the result which is the most important thing."
On the combination of youth and veterans in the team: "It needs to work from the first moment, the combination is promising and looks good, I hope it will be reflected. The campaign will not arise and fall on the game on Saturday, this is my message to the public, understand that the road is long and things can change along the way."
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