Maccabi Tel Aviv will face Maccabi Netanya tonight at the Moshava Stadium 20:30, due to a radius penalty on Matchday 23 of the WINNER League. The Yellow-and-Blue come into the match after a dominating State Cup victory over Hapoel Kfar Saba and will look to get back on the winning track in league action as well.

Eli Dasa, who didn’t play in the first match against the Diamond City side, spoke exclusively to the Official Website about this evening’s game: “Netanya have quality players with excellent abilities and I believe that their position is not a true reflection of how they can really play. I saw their first match against us and I was able to see that they can really play. Netanya is a game that can be very dangerous for us as you never know when they will show some of their true qualities. But I believe we will do what we need to do in order to win the game.”

On the club’s mood:

“The State Cup gave us a boost as we were able to show what we could do and we picked up a great result that puts us a foot and a half into the semifinals. Our morale wasn’t low but we were a bit disappointed because of the Derby result since we knew we could have done better.”

The importance of the matches leading up to the playoffs:

“We can’t mess up in any of these matches and there’s no room for mistakes. We have to win the upcoming games so we can cut the lead and when the other side falters, we’ll be there to get closer to the title. If we take the league match against Kfar Saba as an example, we drew 0:0 and we were very close to losing that match. We’ve made enough mistakes and we can’t let the upcoming matches go to our heads and treat them lightly because they may end up being tough games.”