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.
|1998/00||Play-off for Final Tournament||10||4||1||5|
|Full UEFA competition record|
|UEFA European Football Championship||55||24||10||21|
|FIFA World Cup||107||33||35||39|