Peter Bosz, the Yellow-and-Blue’s Dutch boss looked ahead to the club’s Matchday 27 encounter against Bnei Sakhnin this Saturday evening, 17:00 at Bloomfield Stadium. The Head Coach discussed the impact of the new system, injury status, the new players and starting the playoffs:

“We are beginning the playoffs but this is not a new story as we keep the points and story continues on. It will be ten interesting games.”

The club can actually be in first place after this weekend:

“I don’t believe that it will be this Saturday. If you look at the standings it will be interesting. It’s important for us to play well against Bnei Sakhnin.”

How the team is currently playing:

“I always say that I like to look at ourselves and I was happy with the result but even happier with the way we played, the position game and how we pressed. The way we played will give us confidence for the future.”

About Bnei Sakhnin:

“They have a good team and it will be a tough game. They defended with 11 players and they played very compact so it will be hard to find openings. It will be difficult for them to play that way for the full 90 minutes.”

Last match the club scored 5 goals:

“It always has to do with the opponent, Kfar Saba came to play football and they were not as compact. When you have 11 players behind the ball then it will be harder to play attacking football.”

Nosa Igiebor and Omri Ben Harush’s injury status:

“We still have two trainings to see how they are doing so it may not this Saturday but perhaps for the next Sunday.”

On the new players Orlando Sa and Haris Medunjanin:

“Every player was new for me when I got here in January. The impact on the team is more for the team itself and for the fans than for me as everyone was brand new.”

Impact of the new system:

“We train the position game and how we want to press. If I was here for two weeks and they were able to put the system in place quickly, then my impact wouldn’t have been so great. It takes time and you have a philosophy as to how you want to play but it’s a continuous process. We have been doing it better and better but we are still not there yet.”