Maccabi Tel Aviv can be satisfied tonight (Sunday) with two things: the victory over Hapoel Hadera and the fact that it narrowed the gap from Maccabi Haifa to just one point. In terms of ability, Georgios Donis and his players should be very concerned. Obeida Hatab’s own goal in the 30th minute decided The match and gave the champion a second consecutive victory that brought her closer to the Greens.The loser who is sunk in last place in the Premier League table will look for her first victory on another day.
Donis said after the game: “I believe that until the 70-75 minute we played with good movement, we got into situations, we did not allow the opponent to erupt, we held the ball. We had situations to kill the game, we did not kill the game and then in the last 15 minutes the opponent tried and fought “She had nothing to lose. I am satisfied with the first 75 minutes and not the last 15 minutes because we did not control the ball and allowed the opponent to get into situations.”
The Greek who spoke with referee Roy Reinschreiber at the end of the game continued: “We have time, we have trained for the last two weeks and we will continue to work every day. Every game is very important for us and I can find time between games to work on things that need to be improved. I respect referees and opponents, I have no What to say about what happened to the judge at the end. “
Tal Ben Haim added about his coach: “I do not look at other teams at this stage of the season. I will take for granted that we put together a second win in a row this season. It is difficult, difficult to play against a team that came from the beginning of the game. In general, but it’s one big digging game to crack such a defense.We did it in a stationary position and what I take from the game today is the victory.
The midfielder criticized Hadera’s style of play and said: “When a team comes up with a goal just not to absorb it is not easy. I think Hadera did not endanger us until the last ten minutes. It was difficult to score, but we made an excellent defensive game and held the ball and there are positive things to take from the game. “It’s clear in every game that the first half is always harder than the second. The game was more crowded in the first half and then it opened up a bit and for players like me it’s good.”
Sharon Mimar, the losing coach, analyzed his side: “We wanted for 60 minutes to calm the game and not get into a fight with Maccabi Tel Aviv because the quality gaps are big. We arrived safely in the 60th minute and were not far from equalizing. “Good, we know we have a good team and I believe we will do more beautiful things. The games against Sakhnin and Petah Tikva are not easier than the games against Maccabi Tel Aviv. We will have to continue on our way until the victory comes that will restore our confidence.”