Tomorrow at 5.15 P.M. Maccabi Tel Aviv will start their match at the "Moshava" Stadium against Hapoel Ramat Gan in the eighth match week of the "Winner" League season. In the match programme that will be handed out at the gates of the stadium, Maccabi sports director Jordi Cruyff had this to say to the fans: "This past month there have been continuous breaks between the matches, either because of the (New Year, Yom Kippur and Succot) holidays or international play. No fewer than eight Maccabi players were called up for the national squads (senior and under-21) and the Nigerian national team, something everyone at the club can be very proud of. In order to achieve our aim of carrying on with the successful form we've shown so far this season, it is of great importance, despite everything, that our players stay fresh ahead of the busy match schedule that awaits us in the coming months".
"We've a number of very interesting matches ahead of us, both in the league and in the Toto Cup. What's most important is to focus on the match at hand and not to look too far ahead. Put simply, to take things one step at a time. One thing that can be said is how gratifying it has been to have the support we enjoy from all of you fans, at home and away. The players can feel that support on the pitch and it really does make a difference in pushing the team to carry on and fight until the very end. And that's how we must continue, pushing forward together. Today as always, our whole focus will be on that goal".
In addition to Jordi Cruyff's introduction, the programme will contain the second coupon for the lottery draw for a free season ticket for the 2013/14 season. Fans collecting all of the coupons appearing in the 2012/13 season programmes for a number of the club's home games are eligible to participate in the draw.