The achievement of the youth team is a two-year process of work, selection of staff, selection of players. The connection of the players with the professional staff along with the amount of games they made is what led there.
The fact that Bonnie Ginzburg has been with them since the beginning and supports them in everything is certainly something that has helped tremendously. And I'll tell you the truth, I don't see this success as a one-time thing. Both the Olympic team, the senior team and the under-17 team are going to be guests at these establishments.
From my acquaintance with the players, according to their character, their ability, there will definitely be four or five players from this team who will make the senior team in the future.
In the academy of the 2010-2008 yearbook there will also be players who will integrate into the youth and future senior teams, and this is part of the process that the Football Association instills and gives us all the tools. From years of experience, I say - we are on the right path.
And what will happen against Brazil? We are aware of their ability and qualities, but I always believe that it is possible to surprise. What we have done so far is amazing, and the players will have to come and enjoy the game and try to do the things that brought them success both in the European Championship until the final, and now until the quarter-finals.
I saw Brazil against Tunisia and it's a very high-level team, and a lot depends on how the game develops, but we can give a fight. In any case, we have already done ours, and we have done at a very high level.
The columnist is the head of scouting for Israel's young teams.
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