Schechter: “The Champions League is the biggest dream”

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Maccabi Tel Aviv can mark V for another step towards a third appearance in the Champions League. Although the Israeli champion did not impress too much, she completely did her part with a 0: 1 victory over Dynamo Brest. The Yellows will face Red Bull Salzburg in the next and final round of the qualifiers, when they know that a loss against the Austrians will also send them to the home stage of the Europa League.

The team coach, Yorgos Donis, He was satisfied with the important victory, when he said after the game: “We met the first goal. We knew before the game that it was a big game for us. Now the most important goal is to fight against Salzburg for the Champions League.”

In terms of tonight’s match, Donis complimented his players: “We defeated a dangerous opponent. Much thanks to good pressure that left them only with stationary situations. Tonight we got an important lesson that is important that we know how to take forward. The team works hard and has the spirit to succeed.”

Of course, the question is whether Maccabi Tel Aviv can do that and qualify for the Champions League. The Greek coach said: “It is too early to say, because this year everywhere in the world the situation is very strange, for example without fans, all the teams start the pre-season late, for us it was difficult because I came here after the preparation, I tried to learn my players.”


also Itay shechter, Who started in the squad, referred to the illegal immigration to the next stage: “We knew it would be a difficult game, that Brest would come to close the game and go out for bursts, but we said from the meeting between the players and the coach that they do not let this game slip through our hands.”

Schechter did not ignore the criticism that currently exists around the team, mainly due to the ability in the Premier League: “We did not start well, we still do not look the way we want, we are learning new things from a new team.” The striker added: “I am happy that the coach brought from his experience from past games in Europe and helped us rise a step.”

Schechter also spoke about the positive consequences of tonight’s victory: “We are very pleased with the promise of the Europa League, but we will do everything to fulfill the biggest dream of every footballer and that is to be in the home stage of the Champions League.”

Erez Kalfon“I would like to congratulate Maccabi Tel Aviv on qualifying for the playoffs. The immigration has brought great respect to the team’s fans and Israeli football, on New Year’s Eve and now another small effort for a warm European winter. Good luck in the rest of the games.”

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