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The Maccabi Tel Aviv coach summed up the 1:1 against Sakhnin: "We talked about not making stupid mistakes, and we did. We need to start thinking positively." Medicine: "Proud of my players"

Maccabi Tel Aviv is in a lot of trouble.

After the huge 0:3 over Maccabi Haifa in this season's game, it seemed that the Yellows were back in the championship fight, and in a big way, but then it came 0:0 against Hapoel Tel Aviv in the derby, and tonight (Saturday), a few days after the easy 0:4 over Maccabi Fatah Cup hopes, another draw came - this time 1:1 at home against Bnei Sakhnin.

The meaning: Maccabi Haifa will be able to increase the gap at the top to seven points.

Guy Melamed scored first (13), Biram Kiel was sent off (38) and Eran Zahavi equalized (52), thus becoming the top scorer this season in the league, but it was not enough.

Yonatan Cohen came off the bench in the 68th minute, but was replaced only ten minutes later after straining a muscle.

Aitor Karanka concluded by saying: "We played very badly. There is a problem with the way we approach the games, we talked about not making stupid mistakes and we did it. Even when they were with ten men we were not able to risk the goal enough. In the second half there were chances to score, but we didn't do it I know the reason but I can't explain, first of all I'll have to explain it to the players. We need to start thinking positively and change our attitude. We need to think about ourselves. Everyone saw our ability against Maccabi Haifa, we need to bring back this mentality and passion. I'm not looking On my opponent, but on my team. As far as I'm concerned, I wouldn't have done anything different, I would have made the same exchanges I did."

On Rarash Ilya, who remains out of the squad: "The players here deserve respect. He arrived only two days ago, and other players got the opportunity to be in the squad. He will help us in the future."

Only two Sakhnin players came up with the pride flag shirts, Fawn hid it in the BS

With Hatuel's 11: Hapoel Beer Sheva beat Seksia Nes Ziona 0:1 away in

Barda: "The road and approach were excellent."

BAS responded to the shirt events with a faun

big disappointment.

Crank (Photo: Ariel Shalom)

Eran Zahavi, who became the king of goals in the Premier League this season and will not be consoled by this, added: "You don't have to wait until the 90th minute to score the second goal. We fought, we gave everything, it's a shame that we chased the game again. Sakhnin did a good job, they fought for every ball, They wanted more than us and we gave everything. We don't take advantage of our opportunities and it hurts that we play in front of the opposing team and fail to put pressure on the leading team and make life easy for them."

The yellow star added: "Maybe we thought we would have an easy time, then we suffered and there started to be atomic pressure. Players lost their position and we started running after the game, something that a team that wants to take a championship should not happen to. There was good energy in the second half and we went down again. We are not successful To create the pace needed to take a championship, we will try to improve. We players need to look in the mirror, each at himself. Once everyone gives 100 percent of themselves, things might go more simply. At the moment it doesn't seem that connected. The players here have the skills , but it didn't connect."


Zahavi (Photo: Ariel Shalom)

On the other hand, Kobi Merafa concluded: "Well done to the boys, to be with ten players in Bloomfield from the 30th minute or so, with all the atmosphere - only who knows what I'm talking about. Well done. Maccabi reached a half-way point the whole game, tactically we stood up well. All the little whistles God, I don't want to get into the referees. I know it so well that I won't say a word about the referees. We have a super tough game against Beer Sheva, my players gave more than they could and I'm proud of them."

Gad Amos, who excelled in the game: "I'm happy that I was able to help the team get a point. It's my job, to save balls, and I'm happy that today went well. A draw with 10 players here, we're definitely satisfied. I'm doing everything to help my team get points. It's not pleasant to be told every game, say it's a waste of time or not, but add it. I don't think it interfered with the game. We lost a lot of points this season for nothing, right now we're looking down and not up."

About the pride shirts, the goalkeeper said: "I deal with football, I have nothing to say about it. I was told that there is a ceremony, 'if you want, put the shirt on'. I did."

  • sport

  • Israeli soccer

  • Super League


  • Maccabi Tel Aviv in football

  • Aitor Cranka

  • Eran Zehavi

  • Bnei Sakhnin

Source: walla

All sports articles on 2023-02-04

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