The Israel under-20 national team will open its way in the Mondialeto tomorrow (Sunday) with a match against Colombia. The Colombian media tried to find out more details about the opponent and talked to Danilo Asperia, who knows a thing or two about Israeli football.
“Israel has a very good team, even though they didn’t come with two or three players, because the teams didn’t release them,” said the Beitar Jerusalem player. The captain (Eli Madmon) plays with me in Beitar and asked me every day how the Colombian team was. I said it was very good.”
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Asperia added and said: “Israel’s best player plays in Austria (Oskar Gloch), but he was not released. He was one of the best players in the Junior Euros, but there is a good team here with very technical players. It will be a good match. Israel is not a particularly high team , my teammate is 1.60 meters, and most of them there are short. Physically they are not very strong, but they play well with the ball, very technical.”
Colombia player Alexis Katsio Manioma added: “It is very important that we start on the right foot, it will give us confidence for the next games. We will have to be united, this is a very important game.”