Maccabi Tel Aviv picked up a 1:0 victory over Bnei Yehuda away at Bloomfield Stadium. The goal scorer was not one of the usual suspects as this time the Yellow-and-Blue’s right back Eli Dasa chipped in to help collect the three points:

אלי דסה לאחר הניצחון על בני יהודה

“I’m not so sure we had a hard time today. Bnei Yehuda had very few chances and we were the ones that scored. We had a tough time trying to score a second goal and according to the statistics we should have had another goal since we had so many chances.”

The coach used a different formation:

“We are players with enough intelligence to be able to switch formations. At a big club like Maccabi Tel Aviv you have to have smart players who know how to change up the way they play and because we won that just proves the point.”

About the rivalry with Hapoel Beer Sheva:

“We have no pressure on us and our goal is to win each and every match. Maccabi is a club that is big enough to just concentrate on ourselves and not look at the other teams.”

Scoring a goal and helping the team to victory:

“It’s my second goal of the year and it’s a lot of fun to score especially since I’m a defensive back. So it’s a real bonus because I don’t get a chance to score very often from this position. I believe that Maccabi needs to make sure to have defensive backs who can always help out the attack. Many teams come to play very defensively against us and I hope that I can continue to help out my club.”