The right back of the Israeli Hapoel Petah Tikva, Matan Peleg, dedicated words of encouragement to the National Team at the start of the match against Panama for the second round of the Nations League.
“Good luck, Guatemala,” wrote the defender in blue letters with a background where you can see the Blue and White uniform in all its glory.
It should be noted that the skilled defender made his debut in Bicolor during Amarini Villatoro, this only in May 2021. At that time, Peleg was eager to be part of the Chapín team, always active in the networks, when he traveled from of Israel to our nation, he declared himself with joy; “Guatemala I’m here,” he posted.
After Amarini, starting with Luis Fernando Tena as his replacement on the bench, things changed. Since almost a year ago, Peleg could not be part of ‘Sele’ because his team did not give him permission to travel.
Although it is a FIFA date, Hapoel Kfar Saba FC, from the Israeli promotion league, did not allow him to leave the country to join the team that is already under the command of the Olympic champion with Mexico in London 2012 for those match against Colombia and Honduras in September 2022.
“It is important for me to say a few things, first of all, thank you to the coach of the team who contacted me and asked me to go, but unfortunately the team I play for now did not give me permission to fly and represent. Guatemala.”he wrote at the time, on the same social network, with a photo of his back and knees, explaining that his discharge was the decision of his team.
However, since then he has not been in the game for Tena, even with the absence of Aaron Herrera, due to an ankle injury, and who occupies the same position as Peleg. In his place he was called José Ardón from Antigua GFC.