Ashdod - Maccabi Haifa 1:3 (Sport1)
Maccabi Haifa will return to training today (Tuesday) after the players got a day off yesterday.
The champion is starting to prepare for the game against Beitar Jerusalem (Saturday, 20:00) and the professional team is planning to make some changes to the lineup compared to the one that started in the 3:1 loss to MS Ashdod. The estimation among the players is that Barak Bakr will return Ali Muhammad and Omar Atzili to the lineup.
The Greens followed the match in which Maccabi Tel Aviv beat Hapoel Beer Sheva yesterday and an official at the club said this morning: "The result there should not interest us.
If we start looking at the results of our opponents, it means that our results are not good."
The team set as an immediate goal (before the ultimate goal of a championship) to finish the regular season at the top. "It is important that we finish in first place, both for security and for order of games," he said A player in the team, "We have to raise our level and that's the important thing right now."
If we start looking at the results of our opponents, it means that our results are not good." Maccabi Haifa (Photo: Liron Moldovan)
In another matter, Maccabi Haifa rejoiced last summer when they discovered that Daniel Sodengren's partner is Jewish and the intention was to naturalize the Swedish defender in order to make room for a foreigner.
At the same time, voila!
Sport has learned that now there is no procedure that takes place in order to naturalize the Swede.
A citizenship procedure can only take place after a wedding between the couple and according to sources familiar with the details, at this stage Sondgren and his partner and if his child have no such intention at the moment.
In Haifa, of course, they would be very satisfied if Sondgren were to get married and start the procedure, but they do not intend to interfere in his personal affairs.
If the defender does decide to formalize the relationship, in Haifa they will submit an immediate application for citizenship.