Maccabi Tel Aviv captain Sheran Yeini explains what's on his and his teammates' minds: "Everybody else is thinking about the derby with Hapoel Tel Aviv. We're focused on our next match against Hapoel Ramat Gan"

After victories in the league on Saturday against Hapoel Acco and in the National Cup on Tuesday against Maccabi Netanya, Maccabi Tel Aviv are preparing for their third match of the week, Saturday night (7 P.M.) at the National stadium against hosts Hapoel Ramat Gan. Maccabi head coach Oscar Garcia and captain Sheran Yeini have been talking to us in the run-up to the match.

In the opposite fixture earlier this season, Maccabi came out on top 3-1 but Garcia says it was no easy match and on Saturday he expects no less: "It was hard beating them last time around and I expect it to be the same this time. The players know they'll have to give it their all to win this one." Oscar also reflected on the upcoming draw (today, Thursday, at 6.30 P.M.) for the last sixteen of the National Cup: "To get to the final we'll have to beat all our opponents and win all the matches so we'll see who we get this time".

Maccabi Tel Aviv skipper, Sheran Yeini, who is recovering from an injury to his forehead sustained in the Cup tie victory against Maccabi Netanya, had this to say about his and his teammates' mission this Saturday: "Despite all the noise and anticipation of the upcoming derby against Hapoel Tel Aviv, we're just focused on Hapoel Ramat Gan. It's our job as players to be prepared for every match and right now that's Ramat Gan." He also talked about the pressures of such a crowded fixture week as this one: "Anyone who needs to rest will get it. Some of the players are doing shorter training sessions but take it from me, we'll all be in top form for the match on Saturday".