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Haziza: "The boos? There were Maccabi Tel Aviv fans here - they are jealous of Azili" | Israel today


After the dramatic victory over Albania, Maccabi Haifa players on the treatment their friend received from the fans in Bloomfield • Neta Lavi: "Omer makes hundreds of thousands of people happy. Before Yom Kippur - it's time to forgive him" • Thai Bribo: "Scoring in a minute like this? There's nothing sweeter than that" • Goldberg , Haziza, Lavi and Azili are suffering from overload and will be released from traveling to Malta, Vitor will also stay in Israel next to his wife

The Israeli national team will gather this morning (Sunday) for a release training at the House of Representatives, after which a large number of changes in the squad are expected for the friendly match in Malta on Tuesday evening.

First, defender Doron Leidner, midfielder Aden Kartsev and striker Lial Abda are supposed to go down to the young team to help them in the playoff game for promotion to the European Championship against Ireland.

Beyond these three, an additional number of players will be released and there will be new summons.

The brakeman Miguel Vitor will stay in Israel next to his wife who is expected to give birth soon.

Maccabi Haifa players, Shawn Goldberg, Dolev Haziza, Neta Lavi and Omar Atzili are suffering from a load and will be released, as well as players from Po'el B.S. 

Yossi Benyon and Alon Hazan at the end of last night's game.

The most dramatic victory, photo: Alan Shiver

Midfielder Neta Lavi spoke after the victory over Albania and said: "It was an exciting and important game for our team. Great fun. Thank God we are in a good time. I try to give my best and continue to be happy. There is no doubt that it is difficult, there is a load and you have to recover from game to game." .

Regarding the booing of his Maccabi Haifa teammate, Omer Atzili, Lavi said: "It's very sad. I think it's mostly Maccabi Tel Aviv fans, but Omer makes hundreds of thousands of people happy, and certainly before Kippur, it's time to forgive him.

I really appreciate Omar, know how much he contributes to the community."

Abda and friends at the end of the game in Bloomfield, photo: Alan Shiver

Midfielder Dolev Haziza also spoke at the end and said: "I leave happy. This is an important victory. There were many changes and it was important for us each to prove himself. We deserved to win with a higher score but we achieved a sweet victory and continue forward. The player from Albania scored a great goal but We knew they would come forward because they have nothing to lose. 30 thousand people

Haziza was also asked about the booing of Omer Azili, his best friend in Haifa and clarified: "I'm not judging because I'm sure there were fans of Maccabi Tel Aviv and other teams here.

Not everyone likes him and it has nothing to do with what happened.

They don't like him because they envy him sometimes.

If Omar wasn't on the field then we wouldn't have grabbed the ball and he was the one who started the second goal."


He will also help in the playoffs, photo: Alan Shiver

Regarding the opportunity he took in the lineup along with several other players, he said: "I'm not happy that players are injured, but I did get a chance and proved myself. I'm happy that I'm back on the field. We're a team of a lot of young people and everyone wants to prove that they belong here, whether on the grass or coming off the bench. The most important thing is that the team won."

The scorer of the winning goal, Thai Bribo, at the end: "The goal is dedicated to my mother Zakrona Barakah and my father. I am happy to continue my form from the team also in the national team and there is nothing sweeter than that. I always believe and I have been waiting for this moment, I am happy that it has come. It is supreme happiness, there is no more fun than that. There is Many are missing, and we are all together, even those who are not here. Who knows, has to do the work, there are no excuses. Anyone who is missing is difficult. Eran Zahavi? I can't even talk about him because who I am. You can't take away from him what he did."


As much as he deserves it, photo: Alan Shiver

Regarding Omar Atzili, Bribo said: "We were not surprised, there were also signs, but this is our profession. We have to do our job on the field."

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Source: israelhayom

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