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Assaf Jour is waiting in the corner

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Assaf Jour is waiting in the corner

“You keep a small basket for Jour”, an Anorthosis executive told us from the end of May, during a discussion about the players who were leaving the team. The 23-year-old Israeli goalkeeper was said to be among the “sure” that he would leave, since from this year he takes a place in List A 'and it was considered difficult to use a second place out of 15 of the non-natives as a goalkeeper. This is how it looked at least to… from the outside, since the real facts in “Lady” were different and Timur Ketspaia, Zoltan Nagy had a different opinion.

The Georgian coach and the Hungarian goalkeeping coach believe a lot in the 23-year-old ace. And yes, Ketspaia was initially reluctant to waste second place in List A as a goalkeeper, but he trusted Nagy, who insisted on Jour's return even under this new circumstance. The contacts of the administration with Hapoel Ranana bore fruit, the height of 1.95m. portiero returned again in the form of a loan and the “Lady” has an option to buy it next summer. Which he is expected to take advantage of, as the confidence in the Israeli is so high, to the extent that he is intended as Loria's replacement next season, when the Georgian's contract expires, which will now be at 36. The Jour movement, however, was not just for the future, but for the present.

No one disputes that Loria is one of the top goalkeepers in Cyprus and one of the best that Anorthosis has had in the last decade. Nevertheless, Jour is a player who can put him in the competition he needs, so that on the one hand he keeps Georgianos awake and does not believe that he has a “locked” position as a key player and, on the other hand, that he can replace him. when he is not at his best. Bad lies, despite his unquestionable quality, Loria also had “bad moons” and if he has such again this year, Jour, who is waiting… threateningly, will be in the corner to displace him from the starting lineup.

We remind you that the Israeli did well in his first participation this year, when with Loria unprepared (he had lost training due to a coronavirus), he took a key role in the first match against Rapid in Vienna, where he had several saves before leaving injured in 59 '.

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Source: gipedo.politis.com.cy

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