A special guest popped by this morning's training session. Sheran Yeini, who left the club in the summer for Vitesse Arnhem in Holland visited Kiryat Shalom to see his friends as the former captain came back to Israel during the National Team break. Yeini spoke to the Official Website about his experience so far in Holland, his new club and what he thinks about Maccabi in the Champions League.
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Not only did I want to visit Maccabi but I also came to see my friends on the Israel National Team, but I just got off the airplane at 4 o'clock and I came straight here to Kiryat Shalom.
I have been a bit injured but the club has been giving me the proper time and support to heal and to make sure that I will be 100% fit. They have a great facility and the weather is terrific in Holland as well. Everything else in Holland is fantastic, it's a great city and I have everything I need, but nothing beats Tel Aviv my city and the one I grew up in. I have been making a bunch of friends on the team and also in the community at meals that we have together. I'm beginning to start my life there and I hope it will be a successful stay.
In the second match against Basel I was actually playing a match myself for the Vitesse second team but I was able to catch the last five minutes. I first called the press officer Ofer but he didn't answer and then I called Barak Badash and I was able to join all of my good friends via FaceTime as Maccabi advanced. It was great to be part of the celebrations and the excitement even from my home in Holland where it was raining. Even when I was talking to the Maccabi staff and players about going up to the Champions League I have to also realize that right now I'm in a different place.
I'm really happy Maccabi will play Chelsea and I plan on going to London to see the match right after Rosh Hashana. Dynamo Kyiv and Porto are also very difficult clubs to play against but this is wonderful chance for Maccabi. They may not be the top, top clubs in Europe but they are very, very good.