Summary: Hapoel Petah Tikva - Hapoel Be'er Sheva 0:1/Sport1
Hapoel Petah Tikva celebrated for many minutes on Saturday evening the team's first victory this season, 0-1 over Hapoel Be'er Sheva in a nervous game that both teams finished with 10 players. The team from the capital of the Negev, on the other hand, has been counting three consecutive games without a win and does not currently look like a championship contender
Guest coach Elinav Barda said: "The opponent got red and instead of it playing in his favor, it played to our detriment. Instead of playing neatly and patiently against a team that waits behind and plays only on long balls, we lost patience. Then we did the wrong thing, got red and the game evened out."
A disappointed Breda added: "We dominated unchallenged, but we didn't create enough situations and conceded a goal from the only kick to our goal. Football has been very cruel to us in the last 2-3 games. I'm frustrated, but I really believe in the squad and the players. There's a great team here that still hasn't shown what it has and will show – I'm sure of what I'm saying."
Not going as expected. Vitor/Udi Citiate
At last. Victory for Petah Tikva/Udi Zitiat
Avi Ricken, who scored the victory goal: "We succeeded with a little order, organization and connection. Everything started late, but we create the identity on the fly and most importantly we took points. We came prepared and knew that if we had to defend, we would suffer together. Personally, I took coming here as a big challenge. I wasn't a player in Maccabi Tel Aviv and here I ended up in a different slot. I enjoy every day, it's a magnificent club and you feel it every day. It brought my hunger back a little bit."
Hapoel Petah Tikva also announced: "After tonight's happy victory over Hapoel Be'er Sheva, events took place in the western stand that overshadowed the victory, when many objects were thrown from the direction of the Hapoel Be'er Sheva fans' stand at fans sitting in the silver stand with Hapoel fans from Petah Tikva building. Unfortunately, we saw scenes of young children finishing the game crying instead of celebrating the joy of the team's first league victory this season. We will conduct an investigation of the events from tonight's game and draw conclusions with all the parties involved in order to prevent such incidents in the future."
Unpleasant feelings in Hapoel Be'er Sheva / Udi Zitiat
Hapoel Petah Tikva coach Ofer Teslapapa was very excited: "Perfect feelings, I'm happy for the players. They had a difficult start, we started in a less than ideal situation. The crowd is always pushing and always with us and I'm happy for them. We didn't leave the game and won with a lot of character. We made good transitions, I'm glad we got through the bad minutes and made an amazing goal."
On Fortune Bassey, who made it very difficult for the Hapoel Be'er Sheva defence, he squeezed a red card and cooked up Avi Ricken's goal: "Bassey made a great game, took it upon himself. We brought him on board because we believe in his abilities. I'm happy for him, he's working very hard and he needed a good game to get into things."
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