It’s now a few days before the first match in the Champions League and it’s time to present the last newcomer to our team. The member of the Israel national under-21 team has joined the squad after returning from international duty. He has already started training and watched his new teammates in the match against Celje.
First, let’s clear the misunderstandings regarding his name, which differsfrom the namethat is written in his documents and which we used in our first article about him. The player explained, why we can find different version of his name: “It’s a long story. My name is Or, whereas in my passport, it says Lior. Or is the Hebrew word for light. As I said, it’s a long story, but it should be Or. I have to get it fixed in my passport. The same goes for my surname. It’s Inbrom, not Einbrom, as it also incorrectly says in my official documents.”
So no matter what the documents say, we will call him Or Inbrom. Selecting the number he will wear on his jersey was more straightforward. “I’ve picked number 99. This is my number. I wore it in Gent and Ashdod as well.”
The 21-year-old winger spent his childhood in his home town and at the age of fourteen moved to Ashdod. Incidentally, this is also the club Dimitar Makriev signed for in our first big transfer. Because of that and because of the Israelis in our team, he is coming to a place that is not unknown to him.
“I know Maribor because of Marwan and Santi. I also saw the match against Beer-Sheva two weeks ago. I saw a good team with good tactics and plenty of experience. I think this is a strong team with great fans. I’m very happy and excited to be here. I will do everything in my power to help the team.”
This summer, he left Ashdod and signed for Gent, where opportunity to play proved scarce. He did not hesitate when the opportunity arose to join Maribor.
“I think this is a good move for me. It’s a big challenge. My goal is to play regularly and I want to make it happen by working hard. When I was a kid, I used to dream about playing in the Champions League. Now this dream will come true and I will do everything in order to earn the coach’s trust, get a chance to play and prove myself.”
Of course, he will need some time to get used to the new environment, but he’s certain he can help the team with his ability. He is a winger, who prefers to play on the left. Or Inbrom is starting his purple story hoping he will be the next Israeli player to leave amark at Ljudski vrt.