Van Leven: “The team is working well. Hopefully we will see the result on Saturday”

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Maccabi Tel Aviv will officially open the 2020/21 season next Saturday (20:15). The champion will meet Hapoel B’Shlosha at the Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem for the first of two games as part of the ‘Champion of Champions’ and will try to take a step towards winning a first title this season.

Whoever will not take part in the game is the striker Itai Schechter who went into solitary confinement for 10 days (from yesterday) after his family member who was near him was diagnosed with verified blue.

The executive director Patrick Van Leven, Who will coach Maccabi during the game, said before the match: “We arrive after 3 weeks of preparation, I think the team works well and on some days even beyond that, at a pretty high pace. I am satisfied with the players’ effort in training and ahead of the games and I hope to see the result in the first official game. “On Saturday. Everyone got to play in preparation, the team grew while on the move. We managed to work well, and for me it was good preparation with a lot of interesting things we saw in training and training games.”

Will there be an impact on the loss to BS in the last round of last season?
“No. I think after the break we had a new season begins. We all look forward to a new season and not back. The players are ready for that and they are not talking about previous seasons but are ready and can play hard. Everyone understands that a new season has started. The fact that the factory format has changed slightly “As a coach, you also think about the second game, but in the end the goal is to win the first title of the season and that is what we are aiming for.”

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