Summary: Maccabi Haifa - Municipal Kiryat Shmona 0:2 (Sport1)
Omar Atzili, who this week extended his contract with Maccabi Haifa until 2026, was interviewed today (Thursday) by Gali Israel radio and talked with Rabbi Ami Pikovsky about his feelings in Carmel, the championship fight in the Premier League and also about the conversation with Lionel Messi when the Israeli champion hosted Paris Saint-Germain Ramen in the Champions League.
"I feel at Maccabi Haifa like a member of a family, as if I grew up in this place," Atzili said first, "I enjoy every day, I just want to continue to enjoy and play my football. With the new contract, I get more appreciation for what I do and contribute to the team, I'm happy is very".
He has Messi's shirt.
Omar Atzili (Photo: GettyImages, Xavier Laine)
In the Champions League, Atzili led Maccabi Haifa to a great victory over Juventus when he scored a pair of goals, and about this he said: "It was an amazing moment. When you're in the middle of the experience, you don't understand how big what happened at that moment, so I said, 'I made a great game against Juventus,' but you You don't really understand what's going on, only after time passes you realize what the team did and what you did - it's something I'll take with me for the rest of my life."
About the shirt he received from Lionel Messi, he said: "When we got to the group stage, I told all the players that if they accept Paris, Messi is the player I like the most in the world and that no one will come near him because I change shirts with him. I talked to him before the game and he said that in the end he would bring it to me. He was A gentleman said there was no problem, it was a very nice moment on his part."
At the end, Atzili was asked if he used faith during the bad times of Maccabi Haifa in the last month: "Faith is not only in bad situations, it goes with me in good times and in bad times. Everything that happens is private supervision and I feel it during my career in many cases where there is a guiding hand. In the end it's football, there are bad days and periods and the wisdom is to get out of the period as quickly as possible. I'm happy that we did it in the last game, that we won and now we hope to continue."