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Rarash Ilya's tenure at Maccabi Tel Aviv is far from meeting the club's expectations, but apparently his own as well.
The 19-year-old Romanian, who arrived on loan from Nice, hoped to accumulate minutes to rub off and return ready to France, but so far he has made only four appearances in the yellow uniform - 90 minutes in a game for the protocol in the State Cup against Maccabi Petah Tikva and 73 minutes over three league games.
In an interview given in Romania by Florin Manea, who was the sporting director of Rapid Bucharest when Ilya joined them as a youth, he criticized the young midfielder's decision to move to Maccabi Tel Aviv.
"He didn't make a small mistake, but a big mistake," Menaah said of Ilya, "He should have stayed in Nice or looked for a loan in Belgium, Holland or Italy. When he returns to Nice in the summer they will want to transfer him on loan again, but they will ask him about the fact that even in Israel He didn't play."
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Ilya (Photo: Ariel Shalom)
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Mena did say that returning to Rapid after moving to Nice was a "disaster", but he added that it was better than moving to Kiryat Shalom: "If I were managing him, there is no way I would take him to Israel, what would he have to look for there? If he returned to Rapid he would game, he had the opportunity to reach the senior team."
The former sporting director of Rapid admitted that he has an acquaintance with the current coach of Maccabi Tel Aviv, but this does not affect his opinion that the move was puzzling: "Aitor Karanka is my friend and a very good coach, but they took him to a club that does not even want to use him. Maccabi Tel Aviv It's a big club in Israel, but they don't necessarily need it."
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