We’ve played two games since our first friendly against Hapoel Tel Aviv, both ending in wins for AEK. The first was a 2-0 win against Korona Kielce with a goal scored by Chrisantus and a beauty by Vargas.
The second was another game against an Israeli team, this time a 1-0 win against Hapoel Jerusalem. Our goal was scored by Galo and while I didn’t know he was able to shoot the way he did on that goal, I’m definitely very excited to learn that he can! His goal was one of those shots that I was able to just watch over and over again and I’m hoping there’s more to come.
Its still early at this point, but the friendlies have made it clear so far that while we have some very talented players and we’re starting to gel as a team, there’s still a long way to go before we’re ready to be a strong team in the league. People have also been commenting on how we desperately still need another two or three solid singings. We have depth as far as subs are concerned, but we’ll definitely need to boost a few positions (left back particularly).
Speaking of left backs, it seems we’re quite close to singing Karim Havez. I had never heard of him before he was linked with us, but he looks like he would be an excellent addition to the team in an attacking sense. Good pace, good skills, good shots, and a great eye for the perfect pass. He’s also quite young, being only 19, so there’s still plenty of potential to look forward to. Hopefully something is announced in the coming days.