National Team Pool – Keepers
I would like to apologize to the readers of our blog for publishing this article so late. This is the last article in a series evaluating the options that Israel’s National Football Team has, going into the next qualifying campaign. This article is on the goalkeepers available to the National Team.
Most teams with a good keeper often take it for granted, goalkeepers are usually only noticed when they make mistakes. However Israel has had a solid goal keeper for a long time since Dudu Aouate has been included in the starting eleven. Aouate has been a solid goalkeeper with a good resume of playing abroad for Racing Santander, Deportivo La Coruna, and Mallorca. Aouate still has several years of playing left since he is only 32 years old.
In the case that Dudu Aouate gets injured Nir Davidovic will probably step in as his replacement, although a year older than Dudu, both Nir and Dudu have had an intense rivalry over the starting goalkeeping spot since Dudu overtook Nir for the starting spot on the national team. Nir is noted for making spectacular saves but he has also been noted for making some horrendous mistakes. See the video below on him.
Names For The future
Ariel Harush is the current keeper for Beitar Jerusalem and could be the successor to Dudu Aouate as he ages. Harush has impressed this season with his great reactions and leaping ability. He is the current goalkeeper for the U-21 team and its captain. Ohad Levita is a former U-21 goalkeeper and he has show he has what it takes this season in the Dutch Eredivisie with his outstanding performances. Despite playing for relegation bound RKC Waalwijk, Levita may have earned himself a stay in the Dutch first division with his play this season.