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give Alex McLeish and his patchedup defence plenty to think about ahead of the match with Israel.
“Scotland should most definitely be worried about him,” said Martin Schauhuber, sports reporter with Der Standard newspaper in Austria. “He’s an extremely important player for Salzburg. He may not be as paramount as some strikers are for their teams, but Salzburg’s system wouldn’t allow for a player to ever be that central. But there surely is a case to be made that he has been their most important player.”
It was not always so. Dabbur may now be vital to Red Bull – and Israel – but that was the not the case when he initially arrived from Swiss side Grasshoppers.
“MunashasdevelopedintoSalzburg’s No 1 goalscorer following the departure of captain Jonatan Soriano to China,” explained Michael Unverdorben, reporter with Salzburger Nachrichten. “But he had to take the long route to get there. When he first arrived from Grasshoppers he only scored two goals in his first half-season, was not playing well, and the fans did not take to him. They were even jeering him. Munas was not in a good place.
“SportingdirectorChristophFreund chose to loan him back to Grasshoppers which was a bold decision. When he came back Soriano had left so the coast was clear for him to make his mark and he has done so.
“This has been his best season for Salzburg; not only is he a constant