I hope Fernandez knows what he's doing. Looking at the call-ups, I see too many names that require an explanation. That's not good at the NT level.
Goresh - When you have Ohad Levita available, Dudu should not be anywhere near the NT.
I. Cohen - How can you even think of calling up a domestic-based defender when you have Matan Ohayon and Ze'ev Haimovich playing in better leagues?
Alberman and E. Cohen - These two are just taking up space. Maor Melikson definitely deserves a callup more than them, by far.
Golasa - Tremendous potential. Had he gone to Italy, he would definitely be on my list. He's still very young and is more suitable for the U-21's.
Omer Damari - I don't get this call-up at all. You have Arbeitman and Toto Tamuz in your arsenal and you call up this kid? Seriously, if you're going to give someone a chance, at least give it to someone who deserves it, like Eden Ben-Basat.
Overall, the players called up should be able to beat Latvia and Georgia. In my opinion, we could've had a better and stronger call-up. Although Taleb Twatiha is considered a surprise, I'm actually delighted. Ben-Dayan's injury is a blessing for the NT. I would've prefered Nir Mantsur, but Taleb has some good potential, too. I can't stress out enough how badly we lack talent at this position, so it's nice to see new blood.
Also, he clearly wants to lose Maor Melikson to Poland... :frustrat:
He called up too many midfielders when he should be focusing on forwards, given our current situation in the group. As long as he plays a '4-4-2 Diamond' or 4-3-3 formation, we'll get 6 points.