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Kanikovski: "My goal is not to be Oscar, but to be Gabi" - voila! sport


After scoring, cooking and extorting a penalty in Maccabi Tel Aviv's 0:4 over Maccabi Petah Tikva, the midfielder shrugs off comparisons and talks about the "mental decline" he experienced this season: "I'm not used to rotations"

Summary of the State Cup: Maccabi Tel Aviv - Maccabi Petah Tikva 0:4 (Sport1)

Kanikowski had a good game last night (Wednesday) in the quarterfinals of the State Cup against Maccabi Petah Tikva.

It was a fairly easy 0:4 victory, but the midfielder of Maccabi Tel Aviv made it so with a goal in a sweeping break, a penalty squeeze and a header.

And despite this, Kanikovsky did not come to celebrate last night in front of the microphones at the press conference at the stadium in Netanya.

"Overall, I had a good game, but I also had some unnecessary turnovers. It's fun to cook, score, squeeze a penalty, but we still have a lot of work to do."

Kanikowski took the place of Oskar Gluch in the derby on Saturday and also started last night, even though Aitor Kranka made quite a few changes.

When asked if he felt he was replacing Gloch, he replied: "My goal is not to be Oscar, but to be Gabi. I wish Oscar all the best in the world. Oscar is Oscar and Gabi is Gabi and an actor should not take someone else's place, but be him himself and be better."

Good game?

"I had some unnecessary losses."

Kanikovski (Photo: Ariel Shalom)

Kanikowski spoke openly about the fluctuations in his ability during this season.

"I had a mental breakdown and I'm working on it. I'm not used to rotations and it hurt me. This is something new to me and I have to work on the fact that Maccabi Tel Aviv has many players and you have to be ready for changes and ready to be the best even if you don't start in the lineup. I Still learning it and it's new to me. I have to prove myself in every practice and every game."

Kanikovski, like all Maccabi Tel Aviv players, is still getting used to the transition between Vladan Ivić and Aitor Karanka.

The contact told about what Cranka had brought.

"He brought a lot of energy. He keeps saying how much he trusts us and always demands more. At halftime he wasn't satisfied with how we played. We had a lot of turnovers in the first half and we could have been more energetic. When you bring in a coach of this caliber who always demands, it's an advantage."

This coming Saturday, Maccabi Tel Aviv meets Bnei Sakhnin again, this time in the league, and you can't blink.

"We must come with maximum energy and ability. We have proven to ourselves that we are deep in this race for the championship. There are many players here who want to prove themselves and I believe we will do the job."

  • sport

  • Israeli soccer

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  • Gabi Kanikowski

Source: walla

All sports articles on 2023-02-02

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