There are 17 days left for the first game between Maccabi Haifa and Olympiacos in the second qualifying round of the Champions League.
Meanwhile, the Greek champion is in training camp and recorded two losses against German Bielefeld and Red Bull Salzburg (last night).
The Greek media express concern about the way Olympiacos looks in the preparation games and the headlines shout: "It will be difficult to get past Maccabi Haifa."
But Carmel does not attach importance to the training games of the Greeks.
"They are a huge team with a budget five times ours, unfinished staff and players from the top of Europe, so we will treat them and training games are not a measure of anything."
Maccabi Haifa will take off this week for its training camp in the Netherlands.
Until then, the Greens will hold a training game against Bnei Reina this coming Tuesday.
French defender Pierre Corno and striker Franzi Piero have joined training and will take off with the team for the camp.
Barak Bachar (middle).
The champion's training has begun, Photo: Courtesy of Maccabi Haifa
As for Piero, the club are excited about his signing, especially in light of the great effort in bringing him in.
This is the highest deal in the history of the Greens, with the sums likely to increase if Haifa qualifies for a large European housing complex.
For example, qualifying for the Champions League will result in an additional payment of about 300,000 euros to Gangan, while promotion to the Europa League is worth transferring half of the amount.
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Until departure for training camp, coach Barak Bachar is expected to release a number of players from the squad, as it is not possible to take off with such a large number of trainees and those who are not destined to stay.
As part of the cooperation with Hapoel Afula from the national league, a number of young players will be transferred to its ranks.
The contact of the youth team, Nehorai Yifrach, will return to Israel today, will join training and is expected to take off with the team for the camp.
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