The one who was Bella
Overall I think our problem is the attitude inside of Israel.
The media has a huge impact.. they're 'making' stars out of every kid who has a few good games.. now those with great and strong character such as Yossi Benayoun for example who thrive for more are not affected by it - but most of our young talents are.. they are tempted to stay in that nice and cuddeling environment and not willing to work hard and "start over" in Europe.
Ofcourse the practice facilities are not ideal aswell, and the players are not taught to be real proffesionals and only do half the job most of the times - but thats the case in most countries not named England/Spain/Germany/Italy etc I guess.
Also the most major fact the Israeli football is damaged is, that in Israel theres a law where every guy living in Israel has to serve 3 years in the army.
Now it's not that they're being shot at etc, most of them(atleast stars who play in the league) are usually getting office jobs comming up to 4 hours a day.. but still they can't go and play in Europe, thier mind isn't all on football, they can't really give thier all to the game and to improoving... and those like Gai Assulin and ben Sahar who from a young age go to Europe are told they won't be allowed to play in the NT unless they do it.
IMO thats our main problem.. cause we practicly cut the progress of our guys in the most importent time of thier career development-wise... IMO thats the major reason why we're not as good as we know we can be.. and I don't see it changing anytime soon either sadly.
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