A lot of pressure was released in Maccabi Haifa after the 0:2 at home against Ironi KS, which broke a streak of four games without a win. Barak Becher's team not only returned to winning, but increased the gap from second place to 4 points. "This victory stopped the snowball" said players in the team who added: "In difficult times the victory is what matters.
The road is less important.
We didn't win with the ability of the Champions League, but with character and commitment."
Coach Barak Becher decided to start last night with Omar Atzili on the bench, knowing that the team's goalscorer will sign a new contract in the next day, as published here last night.
"Every player in the squad knows that there are good substitutes and in every game there will be names on the bench," they clarified in Haifa, "Omar is a huge player, a football star, even the greatest know to accept that sometimes they come in as substitutes in less good times. This time it was him, next time it was someone else, that's how it is in a healthy group".
In Haifa they praised the commitment of the players last night, especially Mohammed Abu Fani, Abdulai Sek, Dolev Haziza and Charon Sherry.
The last two earned their pay by scoring goals.
Haziza with his first goal of the season, looks very excited.
"Haziza went through a difficult period, he is a leader even when he doesn't go, he keeps trying and he deserves this goal."
Haziza will be deployed last night on the left line, while the French defender Pierre Cornot was not included in the squad.
In Haifa they explained that Korno needs a little more time to recover from the hamstring injury and is therefore not participating.
It is estimated that he will return to the squad next week against MS Ashdod.
Coach Barak Becher will be absent from the next game due to the accumulation of five yellow cards.
Firecracker and Sherry.
The two conquerors, photo: Maor Alxalsi
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