Guttman’s strategy: fortress Israel
Defense against Portugal will be top priority for national coach in wake of drubbing by Russia.
Eli Guttman has gone through many ups and downs since Israel’s national team fell 4-0 to Russia in September. The first conclusion from that game was that he should play three central defenders in the meeting with Portugal, which takes place today (kick-off 2:45 P.M., live broadcast on Channel 1). Israel indeed attempted that strategy last month in a friendly against Finland and won 2-1.