Maccabi Tel Aviv will play an away game against Maccabi Netanya on Saturday, knowing that they must return to win, otherwise the top team will run away from them.
The injured Avi Rikan will be absent, while the participation of Eduardo Guerrero, who will return to Israel from the Panama national team games only near the game against the Diamonds, is in doubt.
"We are in a position where we have to win every game," coach Patrick van Leven said today (Thursday). "Like every game, especially after a team break. We have to be ready to win the game."
Optimistic for the future, Photo: Marco
On the fact that most of the preparation for the game was done by the Dutchman without 9 national team players, he said: "You know this in advance, so you think about what you can and want to do. We used youth players to increase the team a bit and continue training. We followed the national team players. "They played and that's something that keeps you busy during this period, while working with the players with us."
Striker Stepa Fritza added about his coach: "We return to play after the break and I think this time we need to be more focused, more focused, better at the end of the operations and win games. The fact that Netanya changed coach does not matter to me. Coaches do not play, they decide who plays "But we don't play. For us, it doesn't matter, we have the things we need to do in the game."