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Satisfaction at Hapoel Jerusalem: "Athletes aiming for the highest levels should play like this" | Israel today


Hapoel Jerusalem satisfied with the players' reaction to the loss in the arena • Halperin after 61:96 in Gilboa: "We had a fall on Thursday, we all took responsibility" • Agbono: "We came aggressive with a different mentality" • Schneiderman returned to training personally under the supervision of the team

1. Since the loss in the first game of the series last Thursday, Hapoel Jerusalem has not talked too much about basketball, except for a few small adjustments.

The emphasis was mental.

In conversations of the professional team with the players, as well as of the players among themselves, it was made clear that everyone must come with a different approach to playing in the candle garden.

What really happened.

"The first game was disappointing for us," John Agbono admitted after the crushing 61:96 last night (Tuesday) away against Hapoel Gilboa / Galil.

"We came aggressive with a different mentality and we did it. The loss at home was definitely a wake-up call for us. As a team we had to make adjustments after what happened and this time we brought in a team effort."

Yotam Halperin added: "We got this game right from the first second, our first quarter was very dominant and gave us the push to continue. Athletes who want to be at the highest levels have to come this way on the mental level every day. In the previous game there was a fall in all respects "We have restored security to our side. We have all taken responsibility."

2. Despite the convincing victory by a large margin, celebrations were not yesterday in the red locker room.

"There is another long series," they said in Jerusalem.

"The only thing we did was that we regained the home and now we have a series of the best of 3. In such series everything can be turned upside down in one game, and we will come ready for the game on Friday as well."


Outstanding in the ranks of Jerusalem, Photo: Maor Elkelsi

Yuval Schneiderman, who was loaned to Maccabi Rishon Lezion in the middle of the season, returned to personal training under the supervision of the team's professional and physiological team.

The young player, who belongs to Jerusalem and holds a contract for another season, does not train in the team, but only personally under the supervision of the professionals and the management of the team that provides him with the various training facilities.

4. In Gilboa, troubles pile up.

Aside from the painful loss that could affect the next game, the London Frantes also needed an extended list of injured as he tensed his muscle and went down to the bench long before the final whistle.

The initial diagnosis of the Gilboa men was that the player will probably not play in the series again, but he will be tested during the day to make a final determination.

Tios Battle who did not play in the first two games due to injury, will probably not be registered in the next game either.

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Source: israelhayom

All sports articles on 2022-05-18

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