With two goals behind, the champion went to the rematch in Kiev • Maccabi Tel Aviv contact: "We will have to suffer to make an impact on the field as well.
We always believe "
Patrick Van Leven on his way to Kiev.
There is faith
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With a two-goal deficit in memory of Thursday's meeting in Bloomfield, Maccabi Tel Aviv left for Ukraine today (Tuesday) ahead of the rematch against Shakhtar Donetsk in the last 32 of the Europa League.
This morning the team held a training session at the PenguinPickUp complex in Kiryat Shalom, where it also got acquainted with the winter ball of the Europa League, which is adapted for games on a snowy surface.
Immediately after training, the team left for the game in Kiev (Thursday, 19:55).
"We saw in the first game that we play against a very high quality team," said Avi Rikan before takeoff, "At times in the first game we also proved that we can face them. Now we travel with a lot of faith because something can be done.
"I believe that experience will play a major role here. We will have to suffer to make an impact on the pitch as well. In big moments, you suffer. It is important for us to show that we can score goals on Thursday as well."
On the fact that a certain amount of crowd could enter the stadium in Kiev: "It is very nice that the crowd is back on the pitches, it would have been even nicer if our fans could cheer us on last Thursday. Hopefully very soon we will be able to see fans on the pitches."