The halftime talk that tells it all.Hapoel Sheva coach Elinav Barda looked at the statistics of the first half last night against Maccabi Haifa and realized that his team did not kick even once into the frame of Sherif Kioff. He held a call to his players in which he made it clear that "we have to start risking the goal because that way we won't be able to score." Barda wondered, "Where is everything we practiced and worked on all week?" In the second half it looked better, BS attacked and got chances, but Rotem Hatuel and Antonio Sefer missed. "We could have taken advantage of the situations and won," admitted Breda, who was honest enough to admit: "The first half was very weak offensively. It wasn't until the second half that changed."
Where has Tomer Hemed gone? Elinav Barda doesn't really hold on to striker Tomer Hamad, who rarely plays under him. Last night, despite the result against Maccabi Haifa, Hamad was not even in the substitution picture. The veteran striker is disappointed with his status, but Barda clarified: "There is a load of games and we will need everyone, including Tomer Hamad. He's training well." But in January, if an offer comes in from another Premier League team, Hamad may find himself in a different place, where he will be guaranteed more playing minutes. With or without Hamad, Hapoel B'Sheva once again finished a game without scoring a goal and the club does not blame this fact on returning from the war. "I'm not using that as an excuse," Barda clarified. Meanwhile, the club is looking for a foreign striker who will agree to come to Israel in January despite the war, after releasing two foreigners last month: midfielder Chris Patterson and striker Patrick Klimela. If B.S. does not find a foreigner who will agree to come, an attempt will be made to add another Israeli striker, in the hope that by then, Rotem Hatuel will also return to fitness, after playing last night after a long period of injury.
Tomer Hamed. Where is he?, Photo: Hapoel Be'er Sheva
No rest.Hapoel B'Sheva doesn't have much time to rest. Already on Wednesday, a home game awaits her against Bnei Sakhnin. Captain Miguel Vitor, who played 90 minutes last night, looked exhausted and the physiological team will try to recover him until the next game. If they fail, Eitan Tibi may start in the lineup. Vitor was among the few praised last night for his ability. "He paralyzed Pierrot and was excellent," his coach complimented him at the end. Vitor himself admitted: "It's a difficult time for all of us, certainly to play without a crowd and with everything that's going on around us. We don't have time to do calculations in the table, otherwise we'll have a problem. We have to concentrate already on the game against Sakhnin." At the moment, Hapoel Be'Sheva is 8 points away from the top, and the league is only in the sixth round. Elinav Barda is not looking for excuses and clarified: "It's not good enough, I always expect to be like the top as possible."
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Elinav Barda. Know it's not good enough, photo: Alan Shaver
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