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Frustration at Maccabi Tel Aviv: "We get under pressure from nothing, instead of moving forward we go backwards" | Israel today


Big disappointment in Kiryat Shalom after the home draw against Bnei Sakhnin, which could allow Maccabi Haifa to increase the gap at the top again • Karanka: "It's not fair to compare me to the coach who was here for 3 years" • Peretz: "We need to be worse"

Aitor Kranka's record in the league stands at a little more than 60 percent success.

With such data, Maccabi Tel Aviv will not be able to win the championship this season, and in order to try to return to being a factor in the fight for the title, it will have to make a radical change.

In the last two games of the yellows, it seems that Maccabi is having trouble adapting to the new era without Oscar Gloch.

The young midfielder was perhaps the most important player this season for the yellows, and without him, and with Parfae Guillaume on a bad day, they have almost no creative tools, and that's without even mentioning the team's speed problem.

"Oscar left a huge hole," they said in Kiryat Shalom.

But it doesn't end there.

Andre Geraldes, who came back to life with Karanka and looked very good against Beitar Jerusalem and Maccabi Haifa, presented a bad game as well as Dan Glazer and Jorga Jovanovic. The coach himself, who was furious with the ability of the players, could have made more attacking substitutions and did not make them "We get under pressure from nothing," said Maccabi, "we do inappropriate nonsense, instead of moving forward in the table, we just go back."

Coach Aitor Karanka was asked to comment on the fact that the team is not scoring goals this season, and his answer may also have been a hidden criticism of the previous coach Vladan Ivic: "I agree that we need to improve, but I have been here for a month and if you compare me with the coach who worked here for 3 seasons it is not Pierre, but definitely we need to improve and as soon as possible."

Golsa and Geraldesh at the end of the game, yesterday, photo: Alan Shiver

Daniel Peretz added: "We were not at our best and we have a lot of things to improve. We need to look at ourselves in the mirror and see how we improve things from deep inside. We understand what the coach wants and we will improve it over time. He wants us to bring more energy and wash the grass more. I think we Falling in energy, especially when we need to conquer, we need to be more bad, more killers and try to run over"

To the question of whether one of the strikers should perhaps be given up and the fight for the championship continue, Peretz said: "These two strikers have about 30 goals and they deliver the goods. It's more than tactics and there are many things we can improve. I don't think our strikers are the problem. We are definitely not out of the story of the championship. There are 15 more games and that's a lot of points in the pot and all the teams will still lose points, we believe we can come back."

Regarding his future, Peretz said: "I'm happy to be here, it was my childhood dream to play for Maccabi Tel Aviv."

I want to contribute to the team and win titles, of course there are thoughts of going to Europe, I have the people working for that, but for that to happen I need to give 100% every training session and every game."

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Source: israelhayom

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