Israel coach Eli Guttman has been giving his thoughts about tomorrow's rematch with Bosnia and Herzegovina, a side his team beat 3-0 at home. "I know the facts," he said. "The game tomorrow will not be connected with the game in Israel. The result in Haifa doesn't give the exact picture of both teams. Bosnia have very good attackers, and we are prepared for them.
Captain Tal Ben Haim said: "I think we face a very strong side, and we expect a difficult match. We're prepared well, we have known each other a long tine and we will show that on the field tomorrow."
Eli Gutman, Israel coach
We didn't deserve to lose this match – one moment of lost concentration and the whole game went. This was the Israeli team I wanted to see, dynamic and eager. We started slowly but we upped the tempo. The goal we conceded angers me because we had markers on all the players, yet we lost focus and that hurts.
I'm going home tonight a different man than after the game against Wales. We played against a team rated fourth in the world and we pushed them hard. I want to thank our wonderful crowd. The match against Bosnia is now crucial and we hope to push on and finish second in the group.
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