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Shlomi Azulai prepares for the derby: "We have a monkey on our shoulder" | Israel today


Ahead of the municipal meeting this coming Saturday, the Hapoel Tel Aviv striker does not forget the humiliation from the previous round: "The previous derby was just something unusual" • Kobi Refuah: "Of course the previous game is in everyone's head"

Hapoel Tel Aviv continues its preparations for the derby on Saturday against Maccabi Tel Aviv, in which only a victory in addition to a stumble by Maccabi Netanya will give the Reds the ticket to Europe.

Ben Bitton, Eddie Gottlieb and Autumn Lemkin are suffering from minor injuries, but estimates are that they will all play.

Coach Kobi Refuah said today (Thursday) at a press conference: "Of course the previous game is in everyone's head, the players, the club, and of course the fans, but on Saturday it is a completely new game and we come with confidence despite what happened and the hard blow we got. The players will want to prove themselves "In the derby there is no such thing as more or less good periods or what momentum the grouping is in." 

On the chances of reaching fourth place, Refuah said: "I do not deal with Netanya's game only with our game. I do not want to deal with other teams, Maccabi Haifa is a big club with great players, but I only focus on our game. If we do our job then I believe we can To be in Europe. "

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Will Hapoel Tel Aviv achieve a derby victory after eight years ?, Photo: Marco

The striker Shlomi Azulai added: "The previous derby is something very unusual what it was. We will come super ready. We will come to win the derby and not so that what happened will not happen. We have a monkey on our shoulder. We have to do something that has not been done here for a long time. We are talking about "That should only be addressed in football and not in provocations. I am ending a contract and do not know what will happen, but I want to continue here."

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Source: israelhayom

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