After qualifying for the eighth cup final, Hapoel Tel Aviv coach referred to the Spirovsky affair: "There are rags that will call it a spin"
Klinger, tonight in Bloomfield
After much effort and difficult moments, Hapoel Tel Aviv managed to qualify (Sunday) for the eighth state Cup final after a 0: 2 extension to Hapoel Katamon. Late goals by Iyad Abu Abid and Stefan Spirovsky have given the Reds a spot in the last 16. The Northern Macedonian midfielder who scored the second goal went through a tough week in the Khodorov compound after the Maccabi Netanya loss game (4: 0) came in as a replacement but was replaced after half an hour and was seriously accused by his coach, Nir Klinger.
The Hapoel coach said after the game about the qualification to the next level: “In light of the results of this round in the Cup, those who move on should say thank you. Three Premier League teams have already been ousted and we didn't want to be on that list either. Those are unnecessary 120 minutes for us with such a short roster. "
Klinger added: “First of all, I have to say that our control was absolute in the game. But let's say the truth, until their expansion we played well, but we lacked sharpness, we lacked confidence. We are missing things that bring the results, and we are aware of that. I do not raise hands and do not leave, we need strengthening in light of the injuries we have and will have to wait in January. Until then, those who are healthy will play. The road to happiness is paved with much suffering. ”
On the Spirovsky affair: “Team forward plans must be separated from the coach against the players. Everyone who played today received no reference to his status from me. There are rags that will call it a spin, and there are real people like me that if they see a player who doesn't take his friends and team seriously, and once he arrives and apologizes and invests, he'll play. Already in the locker room I saw his behavior and it was unlike what it had been the week before. Sometimes a player has to get a little sturgeon to reset even if he is a foreign player, we are not a banana republic. ”